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From: schwarze@mandoc.bsd.lv
To: source@mandoc.bsd.lv
Subject: mandoc: Improve the HISTORY and AUTHORS sections, using information
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:32:08 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <7ef67b4a3186ab36@mandoc.bsd.lv> (raw)

Log Message:
-----------
Improve the HISTORY and AUTHORS sections, using information 
received from Douglas McIlroy in private mail:
https://manpages.bsd.lv/history/mcilroy_26_10_2020.txt

Modified Files:
--------------
    mandoc:
        man.7

Revision Data
-------------
Index: man.7
===================================================================
RCS file: /home/cvs/mandoc/mandoc/man.7,v
retrieving revision 1.146
retrieving revision 1.147
diff -Lman.7 -Lman.7 -u -p -r1.146 -r1.147
--- man.7
+++ man.7
@@ -612,21 +612,32 @@ The
 language first appeared as a macro package for the roff typesetting
 system in
 .At v7 .
-It was later rewritten by
+.Pp
+The stand-alone implementation that is part of the
+.Xr mandoc 1
+utility first appeared in
+.Ox 4.6 .
+.Sh AUTHORS
+.An -nosplit
+.An Douglas McIlroy Aq Mt m.douglas.mcilroy@dartmouth.edu
+designed and implemented the original version of these macros,
+wrote the original version of this manual page,
+and was the first to use them when he edited volume 1 of the
+.At v7
+manual pages.
+.Pp
 .An James Clark
-as a macro package for groff.
+later rewrote the macros for groff.
 .An Eric S. Raymond Aq Mt esr@thyrsus.com
 and
 .An Werner Lemberg Aq Mt wl@gnu.org
-wrote the extended
+added the extended
 .Nm
-macros for groff in 2007.
-The stand-alone implementation that is part of the
+macros to groff in 2007.
+.Pp
+The
 .Xr mandoc 1
-utility written by Kristaps Dzonsons appeared in
-.Ox 4.6 .
-.Sh AUTHORS
-This
+program and this
 .Nm
-reference was written by
+reference were written by
 .An Kristaps Dzonsons Aq Mt kristaps@bsd.lv .
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