Re: [patch], ptrace(2): Unnecessary escape before ">"
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On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 08:51:41AM +1200, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote: > Bjarni, > > On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Package: man-pages > > Version: 3.40 > > Severity: minor > > Tags: patch > > > > From "groff -ww ..." (or "man --warnings=w ...": > > > > <standard input>:758: warning: escape character ignored before `>' > > > > Also periods (full stop) in ellipises "protected" with "\&". > > My knowledge here is a bit thin. Can you expand on the previous sentence please. > This "protection" is actually only necessary, if the (unprotected) ellipsis is at the start (becomes a groff macro command) or (almost) at end of a line (last period interpreted as an end of a sentence). That can happen, if the paragraph (line) gets later reformatted or changed in the source. -- Bjarni I. Gislason -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-man" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html