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Re: [Nmh-workers] trailing whitespace in replied text

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] trailing whitespace in replied text
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:40:36 -0400

I wrote:

> Ralph wrote:
> > Hi David,
> > 
> > > Separately, I would like to add a "strip" (or "trim"?) flag to mhl to
> > > strip trailing whitespace from non-empty body lines.  It's easy to do
> > > and I'd use it.  "nostrip" ("notrim") would remain the default.
> > > 
> > > There already is a "leftadjust" flag to strip off leading whitespace.
> > 
> > Consistencies one thing, but rightadjust and bothadjust don't sound
> > great.  :-)  `strip' was probably my first thought due to Python which
> > has ''.{,l,r}strip.  Bill's suggestion of trim would be fine, but for
> > his associating it with Java.  He may as well have thrown PHP in as
> > well.  Go has strings.Trim though, so that's alright, though it trims
> > any of the given set of runes;  it's TrimSpace that strips Unicode
> > space.  Might be worth considering if trim="\"" is a future possibility.
> > Otherwise, it's looking trim.
> trim is for both leading and trailing space in Java and Go.
> RFC 3676 refers to trim in one section and strip in another
> (in both cases explicitly referring to trailing).
> I like the specificity of {,l,r}strip.  So now I'm leaning
> toward rstrip.  But rtrim would be just as specific.

Done.  I went with rtrim.


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