bugGNU troff - Bugs: bug #60558, [ms] support pic's .PF


bug #60558: [ms] support pic's .PF

Submitted by:  Dave <barx>
Submitted on:  Sat 08 May 2021 03:40:10 PM UTC
Category:  Macro ms Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  None
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Wed 10 Nov 2021 01:09:22 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Comments in bug #60479 address some .PF implementation details in -me that may also be relevant to -ms.  The fix for that bug, commit 8daca4df, may also offer insight.

In a nutshell, .PF can be nearly identical to .PE, since pic itself takes care of where to leave the cursor upon completion based on which end macro is used.  In the final -me implementation, the only difference between them is that .PE does an additional ".sp .6" at the end.

Dave <barx>
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Sat 08 May 2021 03:40:10 PM UTC, original submission:  

The pic preprocessor allows a pic image to be bookended by .PS and .PE, or by .PS and .PF (a fact which bug #60504 seeks to make clearer).

Currently -ms supports .PS and .PE as start and end pic markers.  It should also support .PF (presently unclaimed in the -ms macro space).

Dave <barx>
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