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Re: Fontification of citations in mail-Mode

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Fontification of citations in mail-Mode
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 01:11:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> Nobody ever asked me about installing message-mode.  It was
> installed as "part of Gnus".  I think the Gnus developers should
> have talked with me before planning to implement another mode for
> composing mail.

Gnus handles quite a lot of functionality with regard to message
encoding and decoding when viewing messages as well as composing.
Given that it handles mail and news in a unified way when reading, it
would not make sense to do this differently when writing (and indeed
you can send the same posting as News and Email).

It is also quite closely intertwined with the Gnus system, such as
being able to archive copies of posts in certain Gnus groups.

Since it is closely coupled with the Gnus system of groups and
functions, I don't consider it feasible to either get along without
message-mode at all, nor make it the default even for people not using

Personally, I use nothing else.  But since it really is a part of Gnus
also functionally, I don't think it is a one-size-fits-all kind of

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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