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bug#29309: 25.2; Gnus: please make message-from-style 'angles the only o

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#29309: 25.2; Gnus: please make message-from-style 'angles the only option
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 23:19:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Stapelberg <address@hidden> writes:

>>    Note: Some legacy implementations used the simple form where the
>>    addr-spec appears without the angle brackets, but included the name
>>    of the recipient in parentheses as a comment following the addr-spec.
>>    Since the meaning of the information in a comment is unspecified,
>>    implementations SHOULD use the full name-addr form of the mailbox,
>>    instead of the legacy form, to specify the display name associated
>>    with a mailbox.

I agree.  The RFC says SHOULD, so Message shouldn't have an easy way to
generate From headers that deviate from the `angles' style.

So I propose to remove the code that reacts to `message-from-style'
(i.e., always generate `angles' From headers), and mark
`message-from-style' as obsolete and note in the doc string that it's no
longer used.

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