Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Chris Knipe savage at
Tue Jun 16 14:04:34 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 4:01 PM Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at>

> On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 9:54 AM Chris Knipe <savage at> wrote:
>> Why can't your MUA be intelligent enough to wrap emails with > 74
>> characters on a line?
> Because programs that try to be "smart" about things are often "too smart
> for their own good".   For example what is to stop it from wrapping
> something that for various reasons *HAS* to be longer than 74 chars (like
> code) when such wrapping destroys the ability to cut and paste from the MUA
> into another file for testing?
> Here goes a good example:
Simple - don't email it. If you do, attach it as an attachment (MIME is
there for a reason)...

There's GIT / CVS / Take your pick for a reason... :-)


Chris Knipe

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