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Re: [groff] 08/21: [me]: Integrate better with papersize.tmac.

From: Dave Kemper
Subject: Re: [groff] 08/21: [me]: Integrate better with papersize.tmac.
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 10:16:30 -0600

>     * tmac/e.tmac: Integrate better with papersize.tmac by no longer forcing
>       line (and title) length to 6 inches for typesetters on initialization.

This is largely a step forward for the -me package, but I have two
minor concerns about it.

 - It puts the package's behavior out of sync with its documentation,
which still states (in the descriptions of the .xl and .ll macros)
that the default line length is 6.0i.

 - It changes the default line length for the default paper size
(letter) from 6.0i to 6.5i.  This will change the rendering of any
historical -me documents that use this default.  This isn't
necessarily a bad thing -- 6.0i always seemed a quirky default, and
probably many -me documents override it -- but is something -me users
should be notified of.  Alternatively, to preserve historical behavior
but retain the new responsiveness to paper size, rather than
initializing the line length to \n(.lu, the macro package could
initialize it to \n(.lu-0.5i.

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