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[Nmh-workers] 78 column limit

From: norm
Subject: [Nmh-workers] 78 column limit
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:43:11 -0800

Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden> writes:

> Well, if this hypothetical utility existed it would have certainly flagged
>your message as violating the >78 column limit :-)

That's disconcerting. For more than a decade now, the default for my editor
was for no line wrapping. I inserted new lines to generate my own
formatting. But some recipients complained that my Emails are "jagged". This
was caused by their Email client inserting its own line endings.

So I gave up trying to control the format in which recipients see my Email.
Just last week, I wrote the code to make line wrapping be the default
whenever I'm editing a file in my drafts folder whose name is all digits.

So... do I conform to standards or make my my recipients unhappy? In passing
I note that almost all the Email I get, not from address@hidden, has
very long lines.

    Norman Shapiro

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