help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Abhinav Upadhyay <er.abhinav.upadhyay@gmail.com>
To: discuss@mdocml.bsd.lv
Subject: Parsing of .Ex with -std argument
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2016 23:13:00 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHwRYJk605CyeRP+DGYtbRKdoU3z3DWRCOw0ug0wsCVERbE6uQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

Hi Ingo,

It was nice meeting you at EuroBSDCon, hope you have recovered from the travel.

I'm having issues parsing man pages which use the .Ex macro in the
EXIT STATUS section. For example mandoc -Ttree shows following output
for a man page using it:

Sh (block) *138:2
  Sh (head) 138:2
      EXIT STATUS (text) 138:5
  Sh (body) 138:2
      Ex (elem) -std *139:2
          nbperf (text) 139:2

This is causing makemandb(8) (NetBSD's indexing tool) parse the EXIT
STATUS section just as "nbperf" instead of the complete expanded text.

I compared this with the previous version of mandoc. The -Ttree output
then didn't use to show the Ex macro in the output and makemandb(8)
also indexed the EXIT STATUS section as blank strings (I am noticing
it just now).

I guess, I could fix this in makemandb(8) by adding a handler for .Ex
macro but it would probably be better if mandoc(3) provided some way
to handle it?

 To unsubscribe send an email to discuss+unsubscribe@mdocml.bsd.lv

             reply	other threads:[~2016-10-02 17:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-10-02 17:43 Abhinav Upadhyay [this message]
2017-01-11 18:53 ` Ingo Schwarze
2017-01-11 20:30   ` Abhinav Upadhyay

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=CAHwRYJk605CyeRP+DGYtbRKdoU3z3DWRCOw0ug0wsCVERbE6uQ@mail.gmail.com \
    --to=er.abhinav.upadhyay@gmail.com \
    --cc=discuss@mdocml.bsd.lv \
    --subject='Re: Parsing of .Ex with -std argument' \


* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).