On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 03:57:19PM +0100, Deri James wrote:
> To avoid making existing documents render incorrectly I propose to allow the 
> existing behaviour to be selected. Adding this to the NEWS file:-
> ============================================================================
> PDFPIC has now been corrected, so the behaviour is the same whether you use 
> the postscript or pdf drivers. However, this means that any documents which 
> were written using the old behaviour will not be rendered correctly if using 
> the pdf driver with the new version.
> The change would mean that documents which relied on the previous behaviour 
> are likely to have a gap underneath the image which was not there before. If 
> you see this effect there are three ways you can restore the previous 
> behaviour (listed in order of priority):-
> A) Add the line ".nr PDFPIC_LEGACY 1" to the document before the first call 
> to 
> B) If it is just a single document which exhibits this behaviour you can run 
> groff adding "-rPDFPIC_LEGACY=1" to the command-line.

I don't have a specific name suggestion, and I'm aware that this is a
bikeshed, but can I suggest a more explicit variable name?  Otherwise
the next time some old behaviour needs to be switchably deprecated we're
in for some confusion.

(In my third year in college, I lived in "New Court", built in 1825.)

Colin Watson                                       [cjwat...@debian.org]

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