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From: "G. Branden Robinson" <g.branden.robinson@gmail.com>
To: linux-man@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drop spurious t comment header
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:03:17 +1000
Message-ID: <20200724000315.yx5otylik6oqqy6d@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200723215333.13779-1-vapier@gentoo.org>


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At 2020-07-23T17:53:33-0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@chromium.org>
> 
> A bunch of pages have this random comment at the start of its header,
> but most do not.  Just trim it everywhere.

It's pretty misleading to call it "random"; it is a hint to the man
program to preprocess the man page text through tbl.

This is documented in subsection "Interaction with preprocessors" of
groff_man(5).

The patch itself might be fine; the first couple of pages it alters
indeed use no tables, according to the check I ran:
	grep -l '^\.\s*TS' man[1-8]/*

...but the comment is certainly not meaningless noise, which is what
"random" suggests, and I would not characterize the change this in a
commit message.

Regards,
Branden

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-23 21:53 Mike Frysinger
2020-07-24  0:03 ` G. Branden Robinson [this message]
2020-07-24 10:13   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-24 12:15     ` G. Branden Robinson
2020-07-24 12:30       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-24 13:13         ` Stefan Puiu
2020-07-24 15:17           ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)

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