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Re: A file suffix for troff's output.

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: A file suffix for troff's output.
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2023 13:42:38 +0100

Hi DJ,

> > troff lays out its input.
> > The input has been placed on the page.
> > It is typeset.
> > It is set.
> >
> >     troff >chapter.set
>       $ file chapter.set
>       chapter.set: ditroff output text for PostScript, ASCII text
> Wouldn’t “.ditroff” be more appropriate?

The question was what else to use other than .dit or .ditroff given
Kernighan has ‘never been fond if it’.

I don't like ditroff either.  It's too long as a suffix.  Given troff is
tee-roff is it die-tee-roff, unfortunate, or dee-eye-tee-roff?  Both are
long to say.

    $ file chapter.set
    chapter.set: troff typeset output for PostScript, ASCII text

Cheers, Ralph.

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