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[Groff] Line-drawing escape

From: Miklos Somogyi
Subject: [Groff] Line-drawing escape
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 02:35:17 +1100


I used this macro for inserting dots between left- and right aligned test, a la text1 ..... text2:

.de iD
\\$1  \\kx\\l'(\\n(.lu-\\nxu-\w'\\$2  'u).'  \\$2

It worked in troff, it works in groff.

I had an "insert space" version of this (replacing `.' with a space).
It worked in troff, but groff complains that `normal or special character expected (got a space)'.
\0 is a special character but no good either (got a node).

Is this a bug or a well-considered feature?
Is there a way to save this structure?

Well, I can always print text1 left-aligned and text2 right aligned, but still ...

Thank you,


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