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Re: [Groff] What does the "-u" in ".tmac-u" mean?

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] What does the "-u" in ".tmac-u" mean?
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:11:02 +0000


Werner wrote:
> Branden wrote:
> > I move that we stop stripping the files.  Stripping them is saving
> > us only a few hundred kB out of 25 megs.
> It's not about saving disk space.  Remember that groff is an
> interpreted language *without* a translation to an internal
> representation.[*]  This means, for example, that a comment within a
> loop with 1000 repeats gets parsed a thousand times, again and again.

Right.  And we visited this a couple of years ago, with various
experiments then.

Cheers, Ralph.

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