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Re: [RP] [PATCH] improve new manpage layout

From: Jérémie Courrèges-Anglas
Subject: Re: [RP] [PATCH] improve new manpage layout
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:18:47 +0100
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"Bernhard R. Link" <address@hidden> writes:

> Make everything to be typed in that way Ic,

Literal strings are literal strings.  In some contexts they can be
treated as command modifiers (Cm), but not as internal commands on their

> use Br* to denote
> alternates,

I disagree.  Square brackets denote optional arguments.  Using Op is
perfect here, from semantic and presentation points of view.

Also curly brackets are not a replacement for parens to denote groups of

And I am not sure that adding square brackets or parens to the Variables
section is really worth it.  So that leaves us with `select' and
`startup_message' which could use parens.  But I wonder what's the value
of grouping when there is no ambiguity.

`swap' should indeed lose one Oo/Oc pair.

> remove some spaces from variable names to make clearer
> they are only one word.

Ok for those.

I see you noticed some delimiters that were not correctly handled (eg.
in hsplit); I'll audit them, along with Ar instances that shouldn't be


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