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Re: [PATCH] size and force text files to be considered binary in mailer.py

From: Michael W Thelen <mike_at_pietdepsi.com>
Date: 2005-09-26 21:33:27 CEST

Jon Bendtsen wrote:
> Here follows a patch that allows one to specify a max mailsize in the
> mailer.py script.
> Further more the script allows you to specifiy which text files are to
> be considered binary
> and thus no diff included in the mail.

Thanks for the patch, and I'm sorry it's been so long without a reply.

> The mailsize is calculated by having a hardcoded max size limit in the
> mailer.py script.
> For every diff
> for every line
> i take the length of the line and subtract it from the max size.
> If the max size reaches 0 or below, one more line is added
> saying that the limit has been reached and no more text is
> included in the email.
> Currently the limit is hardcoded to 2MB
> Further more the number of diffs are counted and if there is more than
> 128 diffs/files, it aborts
> futher generation as well, but does send the mail that was genereated
> so far.

I don't know Python, so I can't comment much on the patch itself, but it
does seem like the max mail size and max diffs could be specified as
parameters instead of hard-coded.

Is anyone else able to comment? Is this a feature we'd like mailer.py
to have? I can file a patch issue if no one responds within a few days.

Michael W Thelen
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