[TUHS] [Groff] It is time to modernise "groff"
crossd at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 02:31:09 AEST 2017
On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 4:25 PM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've found it weird to say the least that usenix doesn't accept troff, but
> will take Word documents.
> The plan 9 troff pipeline is still quite complete. A few years back Russ
> Cox pointed out that new CPUs were so fast that running a statically-linked
> troff pipeline to process a paper was pretty much instantaneous.
> He was right and, for a few years, for tech papers, I just switched back
> to troff/tbl/pic/grap and friends. It was nice.
I used 'tbl' at work the other day and sent the results to Ron in an email;
it was nice that it "just worked."
- Dan C.
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