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Re: [Groff] [groff] 01/01: tmac/strip.sed: Explain operations.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: [Groff] [groff] 01/01: tmac/strip.sed: Explain operations.
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:44:42 -0500
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

At 2017-11-07T22:21:30+0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> >     tmac/strip.sed: Explain operations.
> >
> > +#
> > +# 1. Strip whitespace after a leading ".".
> > ...
> Unfortunately, this is problematic.  Portable sed scripts shouldn't
> have comments at all...  Have a look into the `autoconf' manual (type
> `i sed RET') for limitations of `sed' on various platforms – maybe
> this is no longer of relevance today, but there are high chances that
> groff gets installed on older platforms.

Oh, bugger.  I'll revert it, then.

Every person who ever thought their language was too simple to require a
comment syntax has been proven wrong.


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