5.1.6 Input Conventions
gtroff does filling automatically, it is traditional in
groff not to try and type things in as nicely formatted
paragraphs. These are some conventions commonly used when typing
- Break lines after punctuation, particularly at the end of a sentence and
in other logical places. Keep separate phrases on lines by themselves,
as entire phrases are often added or deleted when editing.
- Try to keep lines less than 40–60 characters, to allow space for
inserting more text.
- Do not try to do any formatting in a WYSIWYG manner (i.e.,
don’t try using spaces to get proper indentation).