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Re: Subject line processing in Gnats 4.0 ,

From: Michael Richardson
Subject: Re: Subject line processing in Gnats 4.0 ,
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 11:44:39 -0700

>>>>> "Dirk" == Dirk Bergstrom <address@hidden> writes:
    Dirk> takes time and energy to close/expunge.

    Dirk> these subjects do the Right Thing:

    Dirk> *) re: compiler/9876: compiled code runs backwards
    Dirk> *) serial-port/1234: cannot process frosted flakes

    Dirk> but these subjects all do the Wrong Thing (create new PR, instead of
    Dirk> appending):

    Dirk> *) Re: FW: sw-kern-sanders/16543: kernel panic on gunshot
    Dirk> *) PR 12345
    Dirk> *) Fw: sw-rip-vnwnkl/10795: The routing subsystem is asleep
    Dirk> *) RE: 2001-0821-021: hw-pr0n/16413 FPC shows pictures of naked ladies
    Dirk> on reboot

    Dirk> (basically, anything in front of the category that's not "re:" bombs.)

  Thanks for this excellent diagnostic. I hadn't figured out why it sometimes
appended and it sometimes did not.

    Dirk> does anyone see a reason to keep the restrictive regex?

  I concur with all of what you write.

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