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bug #58682: [me] length of footnote separator is not as documented

Submitted by:  Dave <barx>
Submitted on:  Tue 30 Jun 2020 01:02:11 PM UTC  
Category:  Macro - me Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Documentation Status:  None
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Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None

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Mon 29 Mar 2021 07:31:38 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Version 1.1 of the macros, dating from May 1980, specify a line length of 2i:


I've not yet located a meref.me of similar vintage for comparison.

Dave <barx>
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Tue 30 Jun 2020 01:02:11 PM UTC, original submission:  

doc/meref.me says of macro .$s: "Currently it draws a 1.5i line."

This would be news to tmac/e.tmac-u, where the macro in its entirety is:

.de $s                  \" $$$ footnote separator

This discrepancy has existed for the entirety of the git history of these files (i.e., since commit 351da0dc in June 1991), so it's hard to say whether 1.5i or 2i is canonically correct.  doc/meintro.me does not document .$s at all.

Dave <barx>
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