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[groff] 01/04: NEWS: Fix confusing sentence.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 01/04: NEWS: Fix confusing sentence.
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2020 07:46:42 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit ce76f2895f124df50ed02267f2372b0aee8160d3
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Wed Jun 3 22:02:26 2020 +1000

    NEWS: Fix confusing sentence.
    The statement was puzzling as worded, because it seemed to refer to two
    different things as "AT&T troff".  This is in fact accurate and sound
    (as far as I know), but confusing to the modern reader unaccustomed to
    the unversioned rolling development practices at Bell Labs.  It was
    famously observed that the "editions" of Research Unix came from the
    versions assigned to printings of the Unix _manuals_, and that whatever
    _code_ comprised the system was whatever happened to be live on the disk
    at that time.
 NEWS | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 5e53dfc..136b436 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ o Point-size escapes of the form '\sNN', where NN is in the 
range 10-39,
   which ends the escape.  This change eliminates a quirk in the language
   grammar that dates back to the mid-1970s (AT&T troff by Ossanna) but
   apparently was not documented until 1992 when Kernighan updated CSTR
-  #54 for AT&T troff.
+  #54 for device-independent AT&T troff.
   The form '\s(NN' is accepted for two-digit point sizes in all known
   troffs.  The form '\s[NNN]' accepts a numeric expression of variable

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