bugGNU troff - Bugs: bug #42151, inconsistent treatment of CRLF


bug #42151: inconsistent treatment of CRLF

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun Apr 20 15:25:17 2014  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Werner LEMBERG <wl>Open/Closed: Closed
Planned Release: 1.22.3

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Sun Oct 19 21:00:35 2014, comment #1:

I've applied your patch, thanks!

Werner LEMBERG <wl>
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Sun Apr 20 15:25:17 2014, original submission:

Plain groff accepts Windows-style CRLF line terminators besides the Unix standard LF. So does groff -t. But groff -e and groff -p
do not. (I have not tried other preprocessors.)

This inconsistency is easy to work around, but hard to defend.

Doug McIlroy



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