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Re: [Nmh-workers] 78 column limit

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] 78 column limit
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:16:28 -0800

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>So you are saying that if don't give a '-nostrict" argument to the
>>utility that checks for standard conformance the line length limit is
>>998 characters, but I give a "-strict argument the line length limit
>>will be 72 characters?
>Well ... I hate things like "-strict", because that is a term which is
>very subjective.
>>As I read the man page for the utility the default is -nostrict. :-)
>Let's move to IETF termology and use -should and -must.  I'm sure others
>will speak up, but MY understanding is the IETF default is "-should -must".

Then perhaps -nomust is a synonym for -should and -noshould for -must?

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds".
So I guess my mind is little.

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