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Re: [Groff] Re: checkmac??

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: checkmac??
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 11:22:14 +0100

Hi Meg,

> > > What about porting checkmac or something similar to check the
> > > troff coding in the doc source?  It doesn't seem to be part of the
> > > groff distribution.
> > 
> > What's checkmac?
> Whoops, I should have said checkmm -- I think that was the more
> general name.  It's a tool that is included with the UNIX *roff tools
> -- flags things like missing .LE's, unmatched quotes, and so forth in
> the doc source.

DWB 3.0 extended checkmm and renamed it to checkdoc.

> I don't know if there is an equivalent checkms tool -- I've never
> heard of one, but I've also never worked with ms macros before.

I think there have only ever been checkers for -mm.  With more modern
groff facilities, I'd assume many of the checkmm checks could be done by
the macro package itself, e.g. macros called in the wrong order.



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