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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: Fri, 6 Jan 2023 13:53:49 -0500 (EST)

Follow-up Comment #16, bug #63581 (project groff):

[comment #12 comment #12:]
> Maybe something a bit less nuclear than the suggestion in comment #6,

Here I am. always climbing up on my "fail fast, fail hard" atomic soapbox, and
someone always tries to talk me down... ;-)

[comment #13 comment #13:]
> You're right about the manpage.  I doubt many read it.  Still, it should
include mentioning the nroff "sort of incompatibility".  As to sticking a .tm
into om.tmac, it won't help in the case of the OP's terminal freeze, but it is
the best solution.  (Perhaps if he'd seen the warning in conjunction with
nroff-ed docs that worked, he wouldn't have been surprised to encounter a

I still haven't learned mom yet (I'm slowly working my way through groff's
other, formerly unmaintained macro packages), but could ".PRINTSTYLE
TYPEWRITE" interact with this issue in someway?

[comment #14 comment #14:]
> (2) someone volunteering to root-cause the infinite loop and submit a

This sounds like a job for...RCA Man!

Let's leave this ticket open until that can be done.  But if Peter feels its
severity can be kicked down to minor once appropriate warnings are in place,
that's fine with me.


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