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Re: [groff] groff and pipes

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [groff] groff and pipes
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:00:30 +0100

Hi Steve,

> And can anyone tell me why Donald Knuth did not design TeX this way?
> This has always puzzled me and is the main reason I rarely use it.

TeX was not developed on Unix.
To this day it seems a poor fit.

Emacs wasn't either.  Thus its trait of littering non-text files around
on Unix due to the last line not ending in ASCII LF.

Cheers, Ralph.

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