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[bug #63695] [mm] omits vertical space after salutation in LT letters

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [bug #63695] [mm] omits vertical space after salutation in LT letters
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 17:44:06 -0500 (EST)


                 Summary: [mm] omits vertical space after salutation in LT
                 Project: GNU troff
               Submitter: gbranden
               Submitted: Mon 23 Jan 2023 10:44:04 PM UTC
                Category: Macro mm
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Incorrect behaviour
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
         Planned Release: None


Follow-up Comments:

Date: Mon 23 Jan 2023 10:44:04 PM UTC By: G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Input (from DWB 3.3 mm manual, with slight modifications):

.if \nT=1 .ds Ty BL\"
.if \nT=2 .ds Ty SB\"
.if \nT=3 .ds Ty FB\"
.if \nT=4 .ds Ty SP\"
.ND "April 1, 1990"
.WA "S. P. Lename" "Manager, Product Sales"
SoftPackers, Inc.
25 Bubble Sheet Road
Columbia, Maryland  21046
.IA "J. J. Jones" "Purchasing Supervisor"
Getem Electronics, Inc.
9 Circuit Lane
St. Louis, Missouri  63101
.LO SA "Dear Mr. Jones,"
.LT \*(Ty
Thank you for your interest in Softpackers' new
EnviroPack\*(Tm packaging sheets.
I am sure you will find that EnviroPack offers many advantages
over other commercially available packaging materials:
EnviroPack is of a lighter-weight material,
thereby reducing shipping costs.
EnviroPack is less expensive than standard bubble sheets or
styrofoam chips.
EnviroPack is made of a completely biodegradable
compound so it is environmentally sound,
an important factor
in a world where environmental issues are of great concern.
We expect this product to enjoy great success and we are
delighted that you will be among the first to try it.
The attached brochure provides additional product information.
You will receive your trial shipment in one week.
If you do not receive this shipment or are not pleased
with the product,
please contact me at 201-567-9876.
.NS 3

DWB 3.3 mm consistently puts a blank line after the salutation in all letter
types where a salutation is present (all but SP).

groff mm does not.  It should.

I won't show output here as it is repetitious, but you can use

for N in 1 2 3 4; do nroff -rT$N -mm ATTIC/sample-letter-LT.mm > LT-$N.txt;

to observe it.

(Heirloom Doctools mm behaves badly with all letter types and is not useful
for comparison.  DWB screws up interpolation of the `Tm` string, and the line
length for letter type BL seems to be too long, but otherwise produces
plausible output.  My guess is that nroff output was not tested often or


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