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Re: bug tracker woes/misunderstanding

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: bug tracker woes/misunderstanding
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 13:43:15 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > I just hit `Reply All', as usual.  Looking at past replies of mine,
>> > I see that some of the mails I replied to were addressed to
>> > address@hidden, and others were addressed to
>> > <bugnb>@debbugs.gnu.org - and this within the same thread!  Why?
>> Probably the ones with "address@hidden" are the ones 
>> you did not receive from gnu.org but instead you received directly
>> via a Cc/Bcc/Fcc to yourself.
> Yes, OK.  But what does it mean in terms of what someone should do when
> replying?

What it mostly means is that you shouldn't use *Cc when sending bug
reports to Debbugs (you can use "X-debbugs-cc" instead).  This is
clearly not the best aspect of Debbugs.

> `Reply All' works for all of these, even though
> <bugnb>@debbugs.gnu.org is not a recipient.

It only works thanks to the few sanity checks we perform when receiving
"new" bug-reports.

> And it did not work when all I changed was "RE" to "OT".

The sanity checks apparently assume that a reply should start with


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