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Re: [Nmh-workers] man page change review

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] man page change review
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:53:15 -0400

>I just pushed a new nmh.7 man page.  Along with Paul's content changes,
>it includes the troff source changes I am planning to make across the
>board. Specifically, I'm getting rid of the .RS/.RE/.fc/.ta hackery and
>replacing it with .TP tagged paragraphs.  These changes also let me
>replace some of the embedded \fXasdf\fY usage with the standard font
>change macros (.B, .I, .IR, etc), which might help the mandoc folks.

I'm not a troff/man guru by any means ... so I was wondering: why
these changes?  I'm not complaining about them, it's more for my
own understanding.  Example: I understand that .B and \fB do the
same thing, but why is the former preferred?


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