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Re: [Nmh-workers] 2 little issues

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] 2 little issues
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 10:18:24 -0400

>> how about this:  when the last character of a text/plain part isn't a
>> newline, append the contents of yet-another-mh-format-script, which by
>> default would be a just a newline.
>I raise the tty check since there could be scenarios where a part may be
>validating (say cryptographically), and in such scenarios, the output of
>the part would be going to a file or pipe and not directly to a terminal.
>Could be a burden dealing with yet-another-mh-format-script when it
>seems that the only time a LF should be appended is when dealing with a

I like mh-format(5) more than most people, but even I think it's the
wrong solution here.  I think outputting a LF when the output is a tty
and the last character of the text part is not a LF.

Actually, that ends up being a BIT complicated, partially by the fact
that essentially the output is never a tty (in the default case, stdout
is a pipe to your pager).  So the usual check of isatty(1) won't work.

The default case is where there is no command to process text; in that
case an internal iconv() is performed, and the output is just written
out directly.  How about the check for a missing LF at the end of
a text/plain in that specific case?


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