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Re: [Nmh-workers] Thoughts: header/address parsing

From: Jon Fairbairn
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Thoughts: header/address parsing
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:52:46 +0100
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Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:

>       address@hidden (Real Name)
> The latter is super-obsolete, and has special handling in nmh; it ends
> up in the format engine marked as a "note", and there's some special
> stuff that deals with that when you're using stuff like %(friendly).
> Of course we should parse it, but it would make things a lot easier if
> we just treated things in parenthesis as comments (like they're supposed
> to be) and just pretend that it doesn't have a real name field.

What are the implications of that for those of us who have mail
dating back to when that format was fairly common practice? Not
long ago I had cause to list real names, and did it using

Jón Fairbairn                                 address@hidden

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