[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?

Jaap Akkerhuis jaapna at xs4all.nl
Tue May 15 07:32:42 AEST 2018

> 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.



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