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Re: Bug in mail-extract-address-components (mail-extr.el)?

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: Bug in mail-extract-address-components (mail-extr.el)?
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 16:29:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

On Mon, Sep 23 2002, Jesper Harder wrote:

> Reiner Steib <address@hidden> writes:
>> Instead of "Harald H.-J. Bongartz" I get "Harald H.":
>> Is this a bug in `mail-extract-address-components' or should I use a
>> different function to get the full name?
> In this particular case `gnus-extract-address-components' works better:
> ==> ("Harald H.-J. Bongartz" "address@hidden")

Thanks for the hint!

> But usually `mail-extract-address-components' is more reliable (but also
> really complicated).

The code of mail-e-a-c spans more than 700 lines, whereas gnus-e-a-c
has only 27 lines. Therefore it's even more surprising that mail-e-a-c
fails for the given example (assuming it's a valid RFC-822 address),
which probably occurs quite often in real life [1]. mail-e-a-c also
fails for this:

(car (mail-extract-address-components "\"K.-H. Foo\" <address@hidden>"))
==> nil

Bye, Reiner.

[1] At least in Germany such names are not so rare: Abbreviated forms
    of Karl-Heinz, ...
      (o o)
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