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Re: Re: [PROPOSAL] Change of convention for multiline string literals

From: Jonathan Gilbert <o2w9gs702_at_sneakemail.com>
Date: 2007-04-22 20:50:27 CEST

At 02:39 AM 4/22/2007 -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
>> >And you'll want to tell your email client not to wrap lines when you
>> >paste patches....
>>
>> I *did* mention at the head of the inline patch that the attached
>> gzipped copy should be used instead for precisely this reason. I
>> don't think my e-mail client has such an option.
>
>Fair enough. The most common workaround for that problem is to attach
>patches uncompressed, as regular text files (MIME type text/plain).
>That way you don't need to paste a separate copy, as we will see the
>attachment inline. To encourage an email client to label the file as
>text/plain, if you don't have direct control over this, give it a name
>of "something.txt".

I can give that a try next time, though I'll have to manually convert the
newlines; I know from experience that my e-mail client does not do that,
and my SMTP relay refuses to accept (non-conformant) e-mails containing
bare LF characters.

Jonathan Gilbert

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