mutt change breaks vim syntax highlighting

Jean-Baptiste Quenot jb.quenot at
Thu Apr 22 06:25:41 PDT 2004

* Udo Schweigert:

> Adding  the patch  was done  by  another user's  request, because  the
> current mutt code causes problems  on open-session machines, when PIDs
> are reused and  thus mutt sometimes failes to open  a tmp-file because
> it's already opened by another user. Another benefit is that the usage
> of mktemp() gives (a little) more security here.
> I also  submitted that  to the  mutt developers  mailing list,  but it
> seems it hasn't  been incorporated into the sources yet  - and I doubt
> it will be done soon, because  the whole handling of tmp-files in mutt
> should be rewritten ...

It gives us  some light as of why this  change occured.  Hopefully David
O'Brien will be able to approve the  patch against vim to allow the new,
more secure mutt temp files naming scheme.

Thanks for your help,
Jean-Baptiste Quenot

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