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bug #64467: [eqn] macros mistreat string arguments

Submitter:  Dave <barx>
Submitted:  Mon 24 Jul 2023 03:42:45 PM UTC
Category:  Preprocessor eqn Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Incorrect behaviour Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Mon 24 Jul 2023 05:39:11 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Doug separately reported the same bug in http://lists.gnu.org/r/bug-groff/2020-03/msg00001.html

Dave <barx>
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Mon 24 Jul 2023 03:42:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

Reported by Doug McIlroy (http://lists.gnu.org/r/bug-groff/2020-03/msg00002.html).

$ cat test
define f % $1 %
$ eqn test > /dev/null
eqn:test:3: error: newline before end of quoted text

Quoth Doug, "This violates a cardinal rule that dates from the original eqn man page: `Strings enclosed in double quotes " " are passed through untouched.'"

Dave <barx>
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