[TUHS] licence of ditroff?
tg at 66h.42h.de
Tue Feb 1 03:50:26 AEST 2005
Aharon Robbins dixit:
>Instead of starting with 27 year old code, you'd be better
>off taking the troff from http://www.swtch.com/plan9port.
Thanks, that's a nice idea, but from what I experienced,
the portability of recent AT&T/Bell/Lucent/whatever code
is worse than the bugs in old code (eg. I could not get
ksh93 to compile, something in there just dumped core;
but then that's Unix, not Plan 9).
>This is a port of many Plan 9 utilities to Unix. The troff there
>(a) has an explicit license that will probably do for the BSD people
If it's the same licence as for 8c, then no, unfortunately.
>(b) already knows how to produce PostScript
That's a must for replacing the current oldroff (nroff).
>(c) can handle UTF-8 and 16-bit Unicode
That's pretty neat ;)
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