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Re: Generation process for cpp.1
Zack Weinberg <zackw@Stanford.EDU> writes:
> Yes. This is still a problem with podlators-1.04.
> .Sh "Brief description of \f(CW\*(C`gcov\*(C'\fR data files"
> I think the final \fR should be \fP.
\fB, you mean? Ugh... this is a real mess. That puts pod2man in the
situation of having to know what font the underlying macros are using for
a minor section header, and it could legitimately differ between different
This isn't the first time that I've realized that *roff made a really bad
mistake by not having a stack of font changes that could be popped off,
only an escape to set the font to something in particular.
> I've also noticed a problem with mysterious blank lines in the output.
> when nroffed. I *think* this is actually a page break.
I'm pretty sure it is, yeah.
> There is also a lengthy block of blank lines at the end of the nroffed
> manpage. I don't know where they come from, but they only show up in
> pod2man-generated manpages, and not all of them either...
Hm. I don't know why it would only show up in pod2man man pages. I tend
to see that all the time with all man pages when using a pager without the
-s option (which man normally adds to the pager invocation to squeeze out
blank lines) as *roff tries to fill out the last "page" with blank lines.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>