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[Groff] Re: tbl--Failure to Open File

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [Groff] Re: tbl--Failure to Open File
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 17:50:06 +0100 (CET)

From: "Jeff Conrad" <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: tbl--Failure to Open File
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 16:40:25 -0800

> > > Werner--I noticed that tbl seems to return zero regardless of
> > > whether it encounters problems, so we may need to find out why.
> > 
> > I'm not sure what you mean.  Looking into the code there is just a
> > single call to `fatal'.  With other words, tbl can continue even
> > if the input is bad -- it simply omits everything between .TS and
> > .TE if it can't process the data.
> If tbl can't open a file, it calls error() rather than fatal().  Is
> this what is intended?  How can it continue if there are no data?

Good question.  What's the bevaviour of AT&T tbl?


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