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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:06:23 -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 10:04 AM Chris Knipe <savage@savage.za.org> wrote:

>
>
> 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... :-)
>

If you don't like email then you should not be using FreeBSD because for
better or worse the community has standardized on email as the primary tech
support venue and thus absolutely needs to have something that can be used
to give tech support (including 100% accurate cut and pasting).

-- 
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org



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