On Wed, 17 Aug 2005, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> 1) Fix applymbox such that it understands RFC822-valid Subject lines
> which wrap across multiple text lines.
It already should do this.
> 2) Teach it to understand MIME, and not treat the MIME headers like part
> of the message.
But this one I really realyl disagree with.
The fact is, anybody who doesn't edit the emails that come in is BROKEN.
There are two kinds of emails:
- the nicely formatted ones where the author follows all the rules
This kind of email doesn't need MIME decoding anyway.
- the others
This kind might need MIME decoding, but since it _also_ needs
hand-editing to remove all the "Hi, please apply this patch" etc crud
that inevitably go along with this kind of patch, trying to handle it
automatically is WRONG WRONG WRONG.
And if it's mime-encoded you often have trouble editing it anyway.
Ergo: if somebody sends you mime-encoded patches, hit them with a baseball
bat (politely) and teach them not to do that. "Fixing" the tools really
will just make things worse if it means that you apply raw emails without
having edited them.
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