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

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Request Deprecation of mts.conf's mmdelim1 and mmdelim2.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 11:38:59 +0100

Hi Ken,

> > 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 used to come across it on sendmail-using AIX quite a lot IIRC.

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

Correct.  It can save Usenet articles to mail spool files, including in
MMDF format.

> I had vague plans on writing a mail message parser using lex/yacc, and
> I was NOT planning on putting MMDF support in it.

Wouldn't it just affect the top level?  What's wrapped around an RFC
5532 email is either nothing, /^From / and /^$/, or MMDF's "SOH×4\n"

Cheers, Ralph.

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