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Re: [Groff] Local/global/my/common

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Local/global/my/common
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:58:15 +0100 (CET)

> Groff is a programming language, sort of. I wonder whether already
> exist a scope-separating mechanism for number registers,


> just I do not know about it, or is there such a thing in the
> pipeline in the future?


> If you mistype the name of a macro, it won't get executed, and in
> the absence of a warning you may think that everything is ok.  I
> believe that one may get a warning, but I can't find it how.

groff's command line option -ww activates all warnings.

> With number registers, what is the best policy to avoid conflict? By
> naming conventions? Weirder and weirder?

A macro package `foo' should use its name as a prefix to create a kind
of namespace: foo_bar, foo:bar, foo-bar, foo*bar, etc., etc.


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