Purity Iteration Analysis - the results are in..

Seth W.Klein sk at sethwklein.net
Mon Mar 17 21:34:03 PST 2003


Greg Schafer <gschafer at zip.com.au> wrote:
> 
> With all the pure lfs activity lately, it's only now that I've finally found
> time to perform a proper "byte-for-byte" analysis of the build. [....]
> 
> Groff's generated *.ps files have a weird diff:-
> 
> [....]
> 
> something to do with:-
> 
> -def/PL 792
> +def/PL 841.89
> 
> which I haven't delved into yet.

Maybe page length?

> Also, groff's DESC files:-
> 
> /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devlbp/DESC
> /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devlj4/DESC
> /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/DESC
> 
> contain:-
> 
> -papersize letter
> +papersize a4
> 
> again, not looked into yet.

Okay, definitely page length.

sk at bubook:~ $ bc
bc 1.06
Copyright 1991-1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type `warranty'. 
scale=2
792/72
11.00
# yep, letter
841.89/72*2.54
29.69
# centimeters?, is that a4?
sk at bubook:~ $ 

Maybe something to do with locale settings?

cheers,
Seth W. Klein
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