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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:01:25 -0400
From:      Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
To:        Chris Knipe <savage@savage.za.org>
Cc:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@sohara.org>, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>,  FreeBSD - <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd
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On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 9:54 AM Chris Knipe <savage@savage.za.org> wrote:

>
> Why can't your MUA be intelligent enough to wrap emails with > 74
> characters on a line?
>

Because programs that try to be "smart" about things are often "too smart
for their own good".   For example what is to stop it from wrapping
something that for various reasons *HAS* to be longer than 74 chars (like
code) when such wrapping destroys the ability to cut and paste from the MUA
into another file for testing?

Here goes a good example:

#include <stdio.h>

main()
{
             printf("Long email lines are not evil, nor are do they need to
be corrected, try and cut and paste this into a C program and make it
compile right out of the box.\n  I dare you!"
}

-- 
>
> Regards,
> Chris Knipe
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-- 
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org



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