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Re: pkg/48640: Many lang/tcl man pages fail to render correctly

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48640; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: Ingo Schwarze <>
Cc:, Havard Eidnes <>,
        Kai-Uwe Eckhardt <>
Subject: Re: pkg/48640: Many lang/tcl man pages fail to render correctly
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:23:05 +0100

 Hi Ingo!
 On Sat, Mar 08, 2014 at 10:35:05PM +0100, Ingo Schwarze wrote:
 > With these patches, mandoc no longer loses part of the content, but
 > displays everything in a very readable form.  The output from mandoc
 > still differs from groff output because the page uses some more
 > features that mandoc doesn't implement (arithmetic calculations in
 > assignments to number registers, width measurements, and redefinitions
 > of tabulator positions).  Incidentally, the mandoc output even looks
 > better now than the groff output, even though the groff output
 > follows more closely what the formatting instructions say.  Part
 > of the groff output is crowded very uglily into a narrow column on
 > the far right of the terminal, which is not likely to be what the
 > author intended; there must be some oversight in the macros doing
 > the width calculations on the author's part, at least regarding the
 > terminal output case.
 > Feel free to contact me directly or via <>
 > for any feedback or questions, or if you would like to see a
 > public mandoc-1.12.4 release including these patches such that
 > you can more easily update your system.
 If it's not asking too much, I'd like to see such a release.

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