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Re: [Groff] changing .em behaviour?

From: Mike Bianchi
Subject: Re: [Groff] changing .em behaviour?
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 09:11:44 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

I agree with make the bizarre behavior a "compatible" feature.

This discussion explains oddities I never figured out and got out of use
brute force.

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 08:50:28AM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> Folks,
> Joachim told me that in the original documentation of the AT&T troff
> the addition
>   ...but all processing ceases at the next page eject
> in the description of the `em' request is missing.  He thus suspects
> that this bug has been raised to be a feature; instead of fixing it
> they just documented it.
> What do you think about enabling this bizarre behaviour of `em' only
> in compatibility mode?  As already mentioned, I can't think of any
> useful application.  This would save us from introducing the proposed
> `em1' request.
>     Werner

 Mike Bianchi
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