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[bug #62559] [gt]roff -E: say "warnings" instead of "errors"

From: Dave
Subject: [bug #62559] [gt]roff -E: say "warnings" instead of "errors"
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2022 08:43:41 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #2, bug #62559 (project groff):

[comment #0 original submission:]
> Subject: [gt]roff -E: say "warnings" instead of "errors"

"-E" suppresses errors _and_ warnings, which are two different classes of
messages that can go to stderr (and as Branden notes, in recent code these
messages generally explicitly label themselves as one or the other).  So if
your proposal (and I agree with Branden that it's a bit unclear what you're
asking to be changed) is to change this:

> .B \-E
> Inhibit
> .I @g@troff
> error messages;

to say "Inhibit gtroff warning messages," this would inaccurately describe
what -E does: -E inhibits error messages.  That it _also_ inhibits warnings is
stated by the rest of the sentence:

> implies
> .BR \-Ww .

Also not sure what you mean by:

>   Real errors should not be suppressed

Is this saying that people shouldn't use the -E option? that groff shouldn't
offer a -E option? that you think the -E option doesn't actually suppress
errors?  (If the last, giving an example of an error message that -E lets
through would be useful.)


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