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[Bug-mit-scheme] imail issues with quoted human names

From: Julie Sussman
Subject: [Bug-mit-scheme] imail issues with quoted human names
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 20:00:58 -0400
User-agent: IMAIL/1.21; Edwin/3.116; MIT-Scheme/7.7.90.+

   Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:38:29 -0400
   From: Taylor R Campbell <address@hidden>

   After some brief discussion with Emacs folks and some further tests,
   I've concluded that both GNU Emacs and Edwin are broken.  GNU Emacs's
   implementation doesn't match its documentation, and its mailrc syntax
   doesn't even make sense.  Edwin has the deficiency you observed.  I
   can find no clear documentation on the mailrc syntax used by mail(1),
   whose reference manual is vague, and which empirically appears just to
   strip quotation marks altogether and tokenize by spaces -- i.e., it
   looks like the originator of the format is broken, too.

   So, I'd rather do away with the mailrc file altogether, or at least
   use something else.  Would you mind using a different file with a
   different format altogether, provided that both GNU Emacs and Edwin
   can interpret it identically?

As long as emacs and edwin can both interpret it, I will be happy.


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