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Re: "+/" with Mailutils


From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: "+/" with Mailutils
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 09:42:05 -0800

Sergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua> wrote:

> Stephen Gildea <stepheng+mh-e@gildea.com> ha escrit:
> 
> > To my eyes, "/bin" looks better than "//bin", but maybe I don't
> > understand the semantics of an MH folder name.
> > 
> > So which "folders" output is correct, mailutils or nmh?  If mailutils
> > is correct, we can fix MH-E to deal with the correct answer.
> 
> With my mailutils maintainer hat off, I believe that *one* slash is
> correct.  POSIX states that the interpretation of two initial slashes is
> implementation-dependent, which convinces me that generating such paths
> is a bad idea.

If we're talking about folders, I think that +/ would only generate a
leading double-slash if .mh_profile:Path were /, right?

The problem with bottom posting and eliding content is that we no
longer see what the original problem was. Unfortunately, bottom posting
and not eliding content means that you have to scroll to get to get to
new content below the fold, and the context is hard to read with varying
quoting styles. That's why I've migrated to top-posting over the years.
But I digress.

-- 
Bill Wohler <wohler@newt.com> aka <Bill.Wohler@nasa.gov>
http://www.newt.com/wohler/, GnuPG ID:610BD9AD



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