Baptiste Daroussin <> wrote:
 |On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 01:42:26AM +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote:

 |>> I think keeping a fully functionnal roff(7) toolchain part of the
 |>> base system is very good on a unix.

 |>> From what I could check I cannot find any regression when \
 |>> migrating from gnu
 |>> groff to heirloom doctools, if there is a particular area \
 |>> when you think extra
 |>> care is needed please share it.

It seems you haven't checked at all.
It seems to me that e.g. mdoc(7) of n-t-r seems to require quite
a bit of work in order to be at all usable.

 |Heirloom in base is a win over groff because it has better \
 |support for roff(7)
 |better font handling etc.

The macros i use for myself don't work with n-t-r, too: once
i truly looked (a few months ago) i found that i would have to
rewrite all traps and other positioning in order to get that

Despite that you seem to do what you want to do anyway, n-t-r is
possibly a usable troff, if you go its way and deal with it you
may be able to gain a bit nicer output _faster_ and without
converting your beloved special fonts first, but in no way is
n-t-r a _replacement_ for groff.

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