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Re: CVS commit: src/share/man/man9

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 11:57:14AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > Knowing in advance the number of columns is important if you want to do
> > proper markup for anything not tab-bound.
> I see sense both in what you and Uwe are saying.  Could we resolve it
> by adding a magic "-fill" argument to mark a final column that should
> use up the remainder of the page width?  For example, for a three column
> table in which the first two columns have fixed width and the last
> column fills the remainder of the page, use
>     .Bl -column "FIRST" "SECOND" -fill
> If you just teach groff-mdoc to ignore the "-fill" argument, then I
> think it will do the right thing.  You'd have to tech mdocml to handle
> -fill explicitly.
> This also leaves the door open for a future enhancement to allow "-fill"
> somewhere other than the last column.

I like that idea.

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