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Re: [SLE] SuSE! What's up with the inconsistent src.rpms?
Jonathan, hit the enter key. I fell off my chair following your one liners all
the way out. Tom


On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Ole Kofoed Hansen wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>
> > At 10:00 AM 4/27/2001 +0200, you wrote:
> > >* Jonathan Wilson [Thu, 19 Apr 2001 13:13:43 -0500]:
> >
> > 1. I was wrong to post this in the first palce - that's nothing wrong with the RPM, it's for both apache and roxen
> >
> > >First of all, could you in future please wrap your line at something
> > >less than 75 chars?
> >
> > No, I could not. I do not like line wrapping because it messes up code examples very badly, and also on long topic-threads, line wrapping causes ugly formatting in the form of one-word and one-character lines that make things difficult to read. If you, or anyone, does not like long lines, you should find a mail reader that does the wrapping for you.
>
>
> WRONG!
>
> Please note that you were not asked to use AUTOMATIC linewrapping.
> Just hit enter every 70 characters or so.
>
> The reason you should wrap lines is: a mail-COMPOSER should NOT
> reformat your text when I reply. Therefore, if you do not wrap
> your lines, any decent mail-composer will simply leave that long
> line as it is, thereby PRESERVING any code examples you might
> have written. However, the composer has NO WAY to differentiate
> between normal text and code, so your normal text will ALSO be
> left as one long line, which will of course only get a single
> quote-character at the beginning.
>
> Result: long lines give ugly and confusing quotes.
>
>
> >
> > I makes much more sense for people who want line wrapping to find a reader that wraps rather then asking everyone on the net to wrap it before they send.
>
> This is simply arrogant! Some people read their mail at work
> or some other place, where they have NO CHOICE about their
> mail-software.
>
> >
> > Sorry.
> >
> > >It makes reading your mail much easier in some text
> > >mode mail readers and it's also standard netiquette.
> >
> > Sorry again, but I think maybe you'd be happier with a reader that did wrapping for you.
>
> My READER does wrapping just fine to whatever size its window is.
> My COMPOSER also wraps just fine, but of course only my text.
> (Unless I specifically tell it to wrap the text I am replying to).
>
>
>
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