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Re: [Groff] Eric Raymond on groff and TeX

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] Eric Raymond on groff and TeX
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 18:07:41 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

> Macros come closer to "structural", but really aren't.

I disagree.  There is no principal difference between

  All your base
  .EMPH are
  belong to us!


  All your base <emphasis>are</emphasis> belong to us!

It's a purely a matter of syntax, not intent.

> They're more a shorthand method to save typing, and give
> control over the end result by allowing programming a macro
> file [...]

This is then the equivalent of the style file, only much more

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