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Re: [Groff] mdoc and punctuation

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Groff] mdoc and punctuation
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 21:26:50 +0100
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On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 10:14:16PM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> > I sent a bug report to OpenSSH [1] about the use of ".Ql ?" when the
> > desired output was "'?'" rather than "''?". I got a response back
> > claiming that the output I saw wasn't reproducible under any of the
> > BSDs, and asking whether this was not in fact a bug in groff.
> It's not a bug, it's a logical extension.  The old BSD mdoc macros are
> not consequent here for reasons beyond my knowledge: Look at the `z.',
> `z,', ... registers in old BSD's doc-common and you can see that `z!'
> and `z?' are missing, while groff's mdoc has `doc-punct!' and
> `doc-punct?'.
> IMHO the OpenSSH team should apply your patch even if not necessary
> for old BSD's mdoc macros.

Thanks. As always, the response is much appreciated.

Colin Watson                                  address@hidden

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