hg man entry overruns 80 chars/line

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Sat Aug 20 02:48:05 CDT 2005

On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 03:28:09AM -0400, Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:
> With 'man hg' in Emacs (M-x man<CR>hg<CR>) or in a shell, many lines
> overrun 80 chars, as you can see from generating hg.1 and then checking
> for lines of 80+ chars in the formatted output (ignoring the lines with
> the boldfacing control-H's):
> asciidoc -d manpage -b docbook hg.1.txt
> xmlto man hg.1.xml
> groff -mandoc -Tascii hg.1 | egrep '.{80,}' | grep -v '' | wc -l
> Below is an hg.1.txt with the long lines and paragraphs
> hand-and-Emacs-filled to avoid that problem.  The 'diff -u' is longer
> than hg.1.txt, so in the spirit of how revlogs work, below is the new
> file rather than the diff.

But.. then I can't hit alt-G to grab the patch.

I think I'm going to defer this a bit and cut the 0.6c release.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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