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[groff] 07/20: tbl(1): Generalize wording.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 07/20: tbl(1): Generalize wording.
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2023 16:47:52 -0500 (EST)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit 93ba21431c2ffd3ef9478894f09276ddef429997
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Fri Feb 3 01:32:55 2023 -0600

    tbl(1): Generalize wording.
    The dot that ends the table format doesn't have to be on the same line
    as a column descriptor.  But it does have to be followed by a newline.
    See, e.g., grolbp(1).
    tab(|) allbox center;
    Cb Cb Cb Cb Cb
    L L L L L
    .\" table data
 src/preproc/tbl/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/src/preproc/tbl/ b/src/preproc/tbl/
index 8adb2a9cb..65c2d5e7b 100644
--- a/src/preproc/tbl/
+++ b/src/preproc/tbl/
@@ -459,7 +459,7 @@ and perform other tasks described below.
 The format specification can occupy multiple input lines,
 but must conclude with a dot
 .RB \[lq] .\& \[rq]
-at the end of its final column descriptor.
+followed by a newline.
 Each row definition is applied in turn to one row of the table.

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