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Re: [Nmh-workers] Request Deprecation of mts.conf's mmdelim1 and mmdelim

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Request Deprecation of mts.conf's mmdelim1 and mmdelim2.
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 13:37:04 -0400

>Lack of From munging?

I suppose that's a reason, but it just seems like mbox has been the
standard for approximately forever and MMDF is one of those weird relics
like UUCP that I only hear about once in a million years.

>> I think at this point MH/nmh is probably the only tool left that can
>> deal with such things.
>Python's mailbox in the standard library can read them.  Unfortunately,
>a GSoC in 2005 rewrote mailbox.py, breaking its support by sticking a
>Fromā£ header before the header section.  I've just opened

So it's been broken for ... 12 years and no one cared until now?  You're
not exactly selling me on this :-)

>Python's documention refers to
>http://www.tin.org/bin/man.cgi?section=5&topic=mmdf so I guess tin(1)

tin seems like it's a Usenet reader?  Am I wrong?

The reason I bring this up is I had vague plans on writing a mail
message parser using lex/yacc, and I was NOT planning on putting MMDF
support in it.  Well, that would only be for parsing a maildrop; obviously
it wouldn't matter for parsing individual messages.


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