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Revision 1.35, Tue Jul 27 08:46:30 2010 UTC (10 years, 9 months ago) by kristaps
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: VERSION_1_10_5
Changes since 1.34: +4 -1 lines

Update TODO to note that %A needs "and" before final author and that
joerg@ has some tbl(1) patches lying around that need merging.

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* Official mandoc TODO.  May not be quite up to date.
* $Id: TODO,v 1.35 2010/07/27 08:46:30 kristaps Exp $
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* missing features
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- explicit blocks with missing end macro should be implicitely closed
  at the end of the enclosing block, e.g. .Bl It (El) Sh
  reminded by stsp@  in net/pptp pptp.8  Fri, 23 Apr 2010 20:32:39 +0200

- fix bad block nesting involving multiple identical explicit blocks
  see the OpenBSD mdoc_macro.c 1.47 commit message

- .Bl -column .Xo support is missing
  ultimate goal:
  restore .Xr and .Dv to
  lib/libc/compat-43/sigvec.3
  lib/libc/gen/signal.3
  lib/libc/sys/sigaction.2

- edge case: decide how to deal with blk_full bad nesting, e.g.
  .Sh .Nm .Bk .Nm .Ek .Sh found by jmc@ in ssh-keygen(1)
  from jmc@  Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:10:32 +0100

- auto-Bk in the SYNOPSIS
  patch from kristaps@  Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:51:24 +0200
  to be revisited after OpenBSD 4.8 tree unlock

- implement \\
  in plain text, identical to \e
  as a macro argument, identical to \ i.e. escaping the next character
  We do not have macro definitions yet; if we implement them,
  \\ must behave in a macro def like in a macro argument,
  and when using the macro, it must expand yet again.

- look at bsd.lv tbl(1)
  from kristaps@  Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:10:53 +0200
  also look at the mail from Thomas Klausner wiz at NetBSD
    on Wed, 2 Jun 2010 11:01:29 +0200
  joerg@ has patches for this somewhere...

- look at pages generated from reStructeredText, e.g. devel/mercurial hg(1)
  These are a weird mixture of man(7) and custom autogenerated low-level
  roff stuff.  Figure out to what extent we can cope.
  noted by stsp@  Sat, 24 Apr 2010 09:17:55 +0200
  reminded by nicm@  Mon, 3 May 2010 09:52:41 +0100

- implement blank `Bl -column', such as
  .Bl -column
  .It foo Ta bar
  .El

- explicitly disallow nested `Bl -column', which would clobber internal
  flags defined for struct mdoc_macro

- set a meaningful default if no `Bl' list type is assigned

- have a blank `It' head for `Bl -tag' not puke

- prohibit `Nm' from having non-text HEAD children
  (e.g., NetBSD mDNSShared/dns-sd.1)
  (mdoc_html.c and mdoc_term.c `Nm' handlers can be slightly simplified)
  
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* formatting issues: ugly output
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- perl(1) SYNOPSIS looks bad; reported by deraadt@
  1) man(7) seems to need SYNOPSIS .Nm blocks, too

- empty phrases in .Bl column produce too few blanks
  try e.g. .Bl -column It Ta Ta
  reported by millert Fri, 02 Apr 2010 16:13:46 -0400

- %A doesn't put an "and" before the final author name.

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* formatting issues: gratuitious differences
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- none reported right now (yet schwarze@ knows of some)

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* performance issues
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Several areas can be cleaned up to make mandoc even faster.  These are 

- improve hashing mechanism for macros (quite important: performance)

- improve hashing mechanism for characters (not as important)

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* structural issues
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- rendering frontend code can calculate widths only for plain strings,
  not for strings containing escape sequences.  For example, this
  hinders calculation of the indent required for .Nm \&[ in text(1).
  comments from kristaps@  Wed, 21 Jul 2010 23:26:08 +0200