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Re: [Groff] Hygienic mode design

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [Groff] Hygienic mode design
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:16:11 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Doug McIlroy <address@hidden>:
> Before jumping headfirst into .hygiene, it would be well to
> consider independent style advisors along the lines of Lint or HTML
> validators.

I suspect this mail may have crossed a post of mine about defect patterns
in the real-world man-page corpus.  I thought when I wrote it that would
be of *particular* interest to you. 


Summary: the experiment you want done has in fact been running for 
ten years as a side effect of my work on doclifter.  I believe
on evidence from the field that we have reached the point where only
sterner and more prescriptive measures will advance the game. 
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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