[TUHS] earliest Unix roff

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Tue Sep 17 00:52:12 AEST 2019

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 08:13:55AM -0400, Clem Cole wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 2:21 AM <arnold at skeeve.com> wrote:
> > I'm not sure that Prentice-Hall had its own macros. Rather, the
> > books from Bell Labs were all set on the same research Unix systems.
> >
> That's might be true for bwk's and Pike's stuff, but not Rich Steven's or
> Comer's books.   I know for fact that Rich had a set of macro's (based
> originally on -ms) and a set of integrated makefiles to build his texts.  I
> was under the impression he passed them to a number of people, not just
> people like me.

I don't have them but he and I had many discussions about troff, tbl,
pic, etc.  We had a shared love for pic.

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