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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: patch logs not rfc(2)822 compatible

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: patch logs not rfc(2)822 compatible
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 23:16:39 -0400

In lists.arch.users, you wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 11:15:54AM -0500, Matthew Dempsky wrote:
>> I think you may misunderstand the issue -- you're right that tla never 
>> uses the Date entry in the patch logs (instead it uses Standard-date), 
>> however, RFC 822 reserves Date as a header entry and also specifies the 
>> formatting it uses.  Consequently, attempting to use a strict RFC 822 
>> parser to load a patch log will error when it finds the bad header entry.
> It sounds like the bug is using a `strict RFC 822' parser to load
> patch-logs...

I'd disagree. If one of the intentions of patch logs is to be RFC 822
compliant, then it should be so, even under strict parsers.

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