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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.6: character set checks and exmh compatibility

From: Laura Creighton
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.6: character set checks and exmh compatibility
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:35:14 +0200

In a message of Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:21:18 -0400, Ken Hornstein writes:
>I agree that we can't reasonably know what the character set is supposed
>to be in that case.  But I would say that given the choice between
>sending 'something wrong' and 'erroring out', 'erroring out' is the more
>correct option.  But I would be interested in hearing what other people

I believe that nmh users are sophisticated enough that they actually
know what a Locale is, and an encoding, and if they google for more
information they will understand what they read.  I think that they
are going to want a way to specify what they want in their mh_profile

We have a terminal room with shared workstations that all have a
very restricted number of Mathematica licenses.  I haven't been there
for a few years, but it used to be the case that Mathematica wanted
LC_ALL=C which had the result that people couldn't send mail from
those terminals using some of their favourite mailers, and moreover
had absolutely no clue as to what was wrong.  One thing I do not
know is how common it is, these days, for people to share computers.

A long time ago it was common.  Then it became uncommon, as everybody
used their own personal laptop.  These days, at least around here, there
is a sizable segment of the population which doesn't own  anything
larger than a cell phone or a tablet, so the demand is on, again
for shared spaces.

True where you are?


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