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Re: [groff] Of grog, preprocessors, and missing programs

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [groff] Of grog, preprocessors, and missing programs
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 18:08:23 +0100

Hi John,

> > >
> >
> > What's the problem with grog suggesting something that isn't
> > installed?
> Rendering needs to succeed even if the necessary preprocessors aren't
> installed; the adapter makes sure to call Groff without options it
> knows are unsupported.

Right, in either the grog case, or the no-grog-installed case.

> This is a setting where an incorrect rendering is more tolerable than
> *no* rendering whatsoever; hence the song-and-dance routine.


So it all works as is now you've written the code, you're just pointing
out that grog's current behaviour meant you had to take this route?

Cheers, Ralph.

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