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Re: [groff] 04/04: tmac: Move macro diagnostics away from `quotes'.

From: Steffen Nurpmeso
Subject: Re: [groff] 04/04: tmac: Move macro diagnostics away from `quotes'.
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:50:46 +0100
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Ingo Schwarze <address@hidden> wrote:
 |Steffen Nurpmeso wrote on Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 02:57:36AM +0100:
 |> selfishly decides over a style issue
 |I think there was a discussion on this list, and what Branden does
 |seems in line with the outcome to me.

Really?  I must have missed that then.

 |> trampling over those macros
 |Please refrain from insulting Branden, who is doing good and no doubt
 |tedious work right now.

Yeah yeah.  Whatever you say.  sed can do a lot of good.

 |Your implicit allegation that these quotes represented BSD heritage
 |does not match the facts.  Here is what Cynthia's final version
 |contained in 4.4BSD-Lite2:
 |  .tm Usage: Ap "cannot be first request on a line (no .Ap)" (#\\n(.c)

I would use double quotes.  No, correct is that i will use double
quotes when i get there.  TZ also went from `' to "".

 |That said, these are diagnostic messages for human consumption and
 |it seems very unlikely to me that anybody has scripts to parse them,
 |so i can't see any downside in unifying the style within groff.
 |Diagnostics in other tools, for example in mandoc, are different
 |anyway, and no standardization of such messages exists or is needed.

And Heirloom-doctools are dead anyway.

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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