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Re: [Nmh-workers] Resolution of getline() portability issues

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Resolution of getline() portability issues
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 13:42:51 -0400

>> On that note ... what do people think of bringing that code from master
>> to the 1.6 branch?  Outputting NULs as 7bit seems like a bug to me, but
>> I wonder how common that is; I'm on the fence about bringing over to 1.6.
>The code has been that way for decades.  I wouldn't be in a
>rush to release changes there to the world.  I know that
>other changes are necessary on the input side, such as
>changing m_getfld() to use an out-of-band EOF indication.

Fair enough.  Note that I think these changes are orthogonal to any changes
to m_getfld(); Paul's changes just make it so anything with a NUL properly
ends up as q-p or base64.  We don't support binary as a CTE, and I know
fixing that will be a large set of changes.


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