[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?
clemc at ccc.com
Tue May 15 07:35:37 AEST 2018
On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 5:32 PM, Jaap Akkerhuis <jaapna at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Thinking about this typesetter C may have been later with ditroff.
> What I remember, there was first roff written in assembler. It was
> then rewrittn into C (but now with real macro capabilities. roff
> has a lt build in), Typesetter C appeared in Edition 6.1 (of 6.2)
> since the n/troff code demanded a lot from the C-compiler. To make
> it possible to run it on a pdp11 there was the hack turning data
> into test (for the hyphenation tables). Ditroff was done by bwk
> to be devie independent.
> Thanks -- this make sense and it the piece that I could not remember.
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