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bug #64316: [mm] WC "FB" and "-FB" arguments appear to be dead letters

Submitter:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Submitted:  Sun 18 Jun 2023 04:07:21 AM UTC
Category:  Macro mm Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Thu 22 Jun 2023 08:19:53 AM UTC, comment #1: 

We've got worse problems than this.

Blocked until bug #64336 is understood.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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Sun 18 Jun 2023 04:07:21 AM UTC, original submission:  

These arguments to the `WC` macro define registers that are never interpolated.  They therefore have no effect.

Their descriptions are hard for me to understand.  The DWB mm manual doesn't leave me much wiser.  It defines this flag in similar terms but tellingly avoids discussing it in its example of the WC macro's usage.

Why would you not have a break, meaning a line break, when popping a floating display?

A display implies a break anyway.  Always.  Everywhere.

What is the deal with this feature?

Can we just drop it?  It's done nothing for ~30 years with no evident complaint anyway.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Group administrator


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-08-10 gbranden StatusPostponed None
    2023-08-10 gbranden Dependencies- Depends on bugs #64336
    2023-06-22 gbranden StatusNone Postponed
    2023-06-22 gbranden Summary[mm]: WC &quot;FB&quot; and &quot;-FB&quot; arguments appear to be dead letters [mm] WC "FB" and "-FB" arguments appear to be dead letters

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