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From: Franco Fichtner <>
Cc: Baptiste Daroussin <>
Subject: Re: Strange error on a manpage
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:56:08 +0100	[thread overview]
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On 26 Dec 2014, at 21:36, Baptiste Daroussin <> wrote:

> The FreeBSD's netmap(4) manpage has 2 failures that seems weird to me
> mandoc: ./netmap.4:932:2: ERROR: skipping unknown macro: ...
> mandoc: ./netmap.4:967:2: ERROR: skipping unknown macro: ...
> What seems weird: it finds ... in .Bd section and consider it as an error, I
> would expect mandoc not to try to resolv macros inside a .Bd section, am I
> wrong?

vim syntax highlighting picks these lines up as well.  It must
parse them in order to find `.Ed', so I think the error correct.

The line can be escaped using `\&...' or replaced by an empty
line.  Maybe wrapping them into a C comment would also be ok.

I don't see the point of obfuscating the source code snippet with
just the dots.

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-12-26 20:36 Baptiste Daroussin
2014-12-26 20:56 ` Franco Fichtner [this message]
2014-12-26 21:02   ` Baptiste Daroussin
2014-12-28 10:35   ` Ingo Schwarze

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