[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Wed May 16 00:18:29 AEST 2018

Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> > Wouldn't the -man macros have predated -ms?
> Indeed. My error. 
> The original -man package was quite weak. It got a major face
> lift for v7 and once more at v9 or so. And further man-page
> packages are still duking it out today. -ms has lots of rivals,
> too, but its continued popularity attests to Mike Lesk's fine
> sense of design.
> Doug

OK, much thanks.

I like -ms, but if I was going to write a book with nested lists
and so on, I'd use -mm.


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