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

From: lawrence mitchell
Subject: Re: Bug in mail-extract-address-components (mail-extr.el)?
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 15:48:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/20.4 (sparc-sun-solaris2.6)

[...] mail-e-a-c vs gnus-e-a-c.

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

To which Reiner Steib responded:
> 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

mail-e-a-c also fails when for a single name/comment part of the
email address:

(mail-extract-address-components "lawrence <address@hidden>")
    => (nil "address@hidden")

Which, by my reading of RFC2822 is a valid address form (ICBW).

Time for a bug report I wonder?

lawrence mitchell <address@hidden>

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