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Re: [avr-gcc-list] OT Generic C question

From: Joerg Wunsch
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] OT Generic C question
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 20:20:59 +0200 (MET DST)

"Christopher X. Candreva" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Please do not use threaded mail programs expecting to find only
> valid In-reply-to headers. This breaks the pre-existing feature of
> being able to use an existing message as a short-cut to entering an
> e-mail address.

Just kill the in-reply-to header in that case.

After all, a mailing list is close enough to a newsgroup, and many
people (me included) rather prefer to follow them in a local
newsgroup, as it makes reading easier: you can always walk back in the
thread to see what has already been written, and you don't have to
read the mails as they come in but as leisure time permits.

The in-reply-to header is meant to say what message you are replying
to.  If you're starting an entirely new subject, you aren't replying
to anything, so I completely agree with David here, it's then
reasonable to at least drop that header as it is pointless.

But in the end, people deploying that kind of laziness will simply cut
theirselves off from people who might be willing to reply: If I kill
an entire thread as I'm not interested in it, and deep in that thread
appears a new question -- ce la vive.  I won't be able to answer that
new question as I won't see it at all.

cheers, J"org               .-.-.   --... ...--   -.. .  DL8DTL

http://www.sax.de/~joerg/                        NIC: JW11-RIPE
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