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Re: groff/-mandoc replacement
On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 09:50:13PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
> However, I assume we would have to install groff for just about any 3rd
> party package installing manual pages, since they are probably not going
> to be in clean mdoc but rather a mix of ``an'' and other roff commands.
> What would the command "man" do? Would it become a frontend trying
> to decide which command to execute based on the path the manpage is
> found from?
This is one of the reasons that when I've suggested something like
this that I've also suggested switching to a different input syntax.
Then it's much easier to tell what you've got and what tool to use.
(The other and larger reason is that roff is unnecessarily painful as
a source language.)
David A. Holland
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