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From: Anders Kaseorg <andersk@MIT.EDU>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Miklos Vajna <vmiklos@frugalware.org>,
	Thomas Rast <trast@student.ethz.ch>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, bill lam <cbill.lam@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Document GNU_ROFF in Makefile
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:51:33 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.0910211824220.5105@dr-wily.mit.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7vk4yoz8sf.fsf@alter.siamese.dyndns.org>

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > +# Define GNU_ROFF if you have GNU roff and you don't want to have pretty
> > +# apostrophe so that cut&pasting examples to the shell will work.
> 
> This makes it sound as if groff is the only roff implementation that has 
> this problem---iow, if we use non-GNU roff then the documentation comes 
> out just fine.  Is that the case?

Yes:
                            built without GNU_ROFF   built with GNU_ROFF
 viewed with non-GNU roff   correct (')              wrong (no output!)
 viewed with GNU groff      wrong (´)                correct (')

In order to build a manpage that can be viewed correctly on both 
platforms, the conditional logic should live in the manpage itself (as per 
the bug comments I linked to and Thomas quoted from).

Anders

  reply	other threads:[~2009-10-21 22:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-10-12 10:29 quote in help code example bill lam
2009-10-12 19:40 ` Miklos Vajna
2009-10-13  2:16   ` bill lam
2009-10-13 10:19     ` Miklos Vajna
2009-10-13 14:06       ` bill lam
2009-10-13 15:30         ` Miklos Vajna
2009-10-13 20:15           ` Thomas Rast
2009-10-15 12:02             ` Thomas Rast
2009-10-21  8:24               ` [PATCH] Quote ' as \(aq in manpages Thomas Rast
2009-10-21 10:38                 ` Miklos Vajna
2009-10-21 18:01                 ` Anders Kaseorg
2009-10-21 18:57                   ` [PATCH v2] " Thomas Rast
2009-10-21 21:31                     ` [PATCH] Document GNU_ROFF in Makefile Miklos Vajna
2009-10-21 22:22                       ` Junio C Hamano
2009-10-21 22:51                         ` Anders Kaseorg [this message]
2009-10-22  8:19                           ` [PATCH v3] Quote ' as \(aq in manpages Thomas Rast
2009-10-21 21:42                     ` [PATCH v2] " Anders Kaseorg
2009-10-12 21:06 ` quote in help code example Junio C Hamano

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