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bug #64275: [troff] diagnose use of temporary indentation with `ce` and `rj`

Submitter:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Submitted:  Sat 03 Jun 2023 12:18:21 AM UTC
Category:  Core Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Warning/Suspicious behaviour Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Mon 12 Jun 2023 09:23:01 PM UTC, comment #1: 

There is some resistance to flat-out ignoring it.


But we could diagnose.  Not sure at this point whether an error, or a warning in the to-be-created "style" category, should house the diagnostic.

I'm leaning toward the latter at this point; see bug #62776 for prerequisite.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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Sat 03 Jun 2023 12:18:21 AM UTC, original submission:  

"Should temporary indentation be ignored when centering?"

I raised this question on the mailing list.


I got one vote of support and no other comments.

One question remains: should we "ignore" a temporary indentation by utterly disregarding it, or by holding it in abeyance until centering (or right-aligning) ends?

The former would be less disruptive to existing documents (and easier to code), so I propose to do that, along with issuing an diagnostic.  I propose for the diagnostic to be an error, not a warning, in part because we have no existing warning category that fits this scenario well.    But also because I have few compunctions about throwing users hard errors when their inputs demand nonsense.

And this scenario is patent nonsense as noted at the link above.

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
        Dependencies- Depends on bugs #62776
    2023-06-12 gbranden Item GroupFeature change Warning/Suspicious behaviour
        StatusNone Postponed
        Summary[troff] ignore temporary indentation with `ce` and `rj` [troff] diagnose use of temporary indentation with `ce` and `rj`

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