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[bug #63958] [mdoc] decide how to set up hanging indent in Synopsis sect

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: [bug #63958] [mdoc] decide how to set up hanging indent in Synopsis sections
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2023 15:47:43 -0400 (EDT)

Update of bug #63958 (project groff):

                  Status:                    None => Duplicate              


Follow-up Comment #3:

Your comment #2 seems fair enough in general, but note that i'm not guaranteed
to be the happiest rabbit in the world if that ends up giving me a 31n
indentation in X509_STORE_CTX_get_ex_new_index(3),
see https://man.openbsd.org/X509_STORE_CTX_get_ex_new_index.3 .

Oui, j'admet franchement qu'ils sont fous, ces Romains!

Besides, i don't think this has anything to with subsection heading
indentation (which is 3n in both mdoc(7) and man(7)) nor with base paragraph
indentation (which is traditionally 7n in man(7) and 5n in mdoc(7)).  Please
do not change the mdoc(7) indentation from 5n to 7n.  I claim the 5n
indentation is objectively better.  7n wastes too much screen real estate. 
The only reason i didn't reduce the 7n to 5n in mandoc(1) is groff
compatibility.  But mandoc(1) does provide an option "-O mdoc" which, among
other minor tweaks, implies "-O indent=5".


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