From: "Paul A. Patience" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Proper Macro for Types Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2022 01:49:17 +0000 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) Hi Robert, > For types which are not directly related to a function or variable, in > illumos we've been using .Vt. Is this correct? If not, what is the right > macro to use? Either way could we perhaps add a statement to mdoc(7) > about the right macro to use for this? The statement regarding .Fa has > been very helpful and makes it quite clear what to do. I would say .Vt is correct. Some examples: - elf(3): .Vt Elf, etc. - timeradd(3): .Vt struct timeval - CMS_add1_signer(3): .Vt SignedData, .Vt CMS_SignerInfo However, there are inconsistencies (which we could term errors in light of the above examples): - clock_gettime(2): .Dv timespec - ctime(3): .Li tm - getnameinfo(3): .Li sockaddr (and sockaddr_in, sockaddr_in6) - radio(4): .Fa "struct radio_info" (though seeing “.Fa int” above it makes me think it's being treated as the argument to ioctl) I also found an unquestionable error in the elf(3) series of man pages: They use .Ar rather than .Fa for function arguments (for example in elf_flagdata(3)). Best regards, Paul -- To unsubscribe send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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