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Re: groff inquiry

quinlan@spectrum.cs.bucknell.edu (Daniel Quinlan) writes:
> I think including these links is a *bad* idea for a number of reasons:
>  .  Programs are not equivalent and, in some cases, behave radically
>     different, from non-GNU troff packages.

Some programs just look for "troff" and don't care what they find. 
If you have any instances of this, consider using links, but otherwise
don't include them.

> 2. On the other hand, I am thinking about renaming (it is a Makefile
> option, actually) the tmac files `tmac.gm', `tmac.gmse', and `tmac.gs'
> to `tmac.m', `tmac.mse', and `tmac.s', respectively.  I think this is
> a good idea because:

Yes, please do use standard macro names. I know this sounds like a
contradiction, but people get in the habit of typing
	groff -Tascii -ms foo.ms | less

Or, at least, I'm in that habit, so by all means make policy decisions
based completely on my poor usage. :)


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