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Re: [Groff] Reinventing the refer(1) wheel

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Reinventing the refer(1) wheel
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 17:08:03 +0100

Hi J├Ârgen,

> So I've been playing with the idea of writing a refer(1) "replacement"
> which is compatible with the existing .[/.] notation and with existing
> databases, but does not rely on the macro set to format the citations
> and references.  And with much less flexibility when it comes to
> different Oxford/Harvard variations - there would be initial support
> for one or two styles.
> It shouldn't be too hard (famous last words!), but before I start I
> need you to tell me exactly how stupid and pointless it would be ;-)

Some people use BibTeX with groff successfully IIRC.

Also, we may have more evidence of your stupidity if you could give us
an example of the one or two formats you require that refer can't
provide  ;-)



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