svn commit: r192908 - in head: share/man/man9 sys/conf sys/kern sys/sys

Bruce A. Mah bmah at
Thu May 28 17:12:31 UTC 2009

If memory serves me right, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Ben Kaduk <minimarmot at> writes:
>> Our man page style says that new sentences should start on new lines.
>> (Since the '.' character is used for defining macros, and sometimes
>> the processor can get confused.)
> That's not the reason - the reason is that it makes diffs easier to
> read, which in turn makes it easier for our translators to keep the
> translated man pages in sync.

My understanding is that we do this to let groff manage the whitespace
between sentences.  But your comment regarding diffs is quite valid.


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