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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:04:21 +0200
From:      Chris Knipe <savage@savage.za.org>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
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 4:01 PM Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> 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:
>
>
Simple - don't email it. If you do, attach it as an attachment (MIME is
there for a reason)...

There's GIT / CVS / Take your pick for a reason... :-)


-- 

Regards,
Chris Knipe



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