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[bug #63581] "nroff -mom sample_docs.mom" causes infinite loop

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [bug #63581] "nroff -mom sample_docs.mom" causes infinite loop
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2022 21:23:30 -0500 (EST)

Follow-up Comment #6, bug #63581 (project groff):

[comment #5 comment #5:]
>   The 'mom' package is for typesetting, not for typewriting (terminals
> and line printers) and utf8 devices are for typewriting (see the file
> DESC in the directory "font/devutf8" (postpro grotty).  See
> groff_mom(7) (and grotty(1)).

I've never heard Peter Schaffter assert such a narrow horizon for his macro
package, and if he indeed wants to foreclose its use on terminal devices, this
is really easily done.

.if n .ab sorry, mom doesn't support terminals

I'd prefer to hear from him directly on this question.


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