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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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