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Re: 1.23.0rc4 .sp and .bp backward compatibility issues

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: 1.23.0rc4 .sp and .bp backward compatibility issues
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2023 15:52:25 -0500

Hi Deri,

At 2023-04-17T18:50:11+0100, Deri wrote:
> > I have a fix for the `bp` request on a Git branch.[1]  I cannot say
> > at this point whether it will get into groff 1.23.0 final--it's not
> > solely my call.
> > 
> I have noticed our own documentation appears to have suffered a spacing 
> regression (not sure if it is the same cause). The document is 27 pages 
> long whereas it should be 28, the author (partially you) intended section 8 
> to 
> start on a new page if run under troff:-
> .if t \{\
> .  br
> .  bp
> .\}
> But it no longer does.

I noticed that too.  :)  It is the same issue, and is how I first
noticed it.

The effect of the fix is visible in the "ms.2023-04-17.pdf" file in the
usual Dropbox.


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