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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Patches for tiny 386 kernels, again. Linux kernel 2.6.22.7
    On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:24:20 -0400 Bill Davidsen wrote:

    > Randy Dunlap wrote:
    >
    > > This seems reasonable, so I tried to use it. Here are the results
    > > and comments and meta-comments.
    > >
    > >
    > > 1. Please forcibly wrap text lines in mail body at around column 70-72.
    > >
    > > 2. Put patches inline in the mail body, not as attachments.
    > >
    > I'll offer this suggestion, knowing it may piss you off, given the
    > difficulty of preserving whitespace on *many* mailers without using
    > attachments, and given that attachments can be saved easily without
    > prying them out of the message, why don't you (one person) switch to a
    > capable mail agent, if only for patches, instead of trying to teach many
    > people to jump through hoops to avoid whitespace issues?

    Is "you" referring to me? You didn't piss me off.
    I don't even understand what you are talking about.

    BTW, lots of us have capable mail clients.

    > Not criticizing, just seems easier for everybody for you to avoid
    > teaching people things they don't find useful elsewhere, or getting
    > discouraged and not bothering.

    (again, if "you" are referring to me:) I generally try to help
    people. Another option is just to give them no feedback and drop
    their patches. I think that's not useful or helpful at all.


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    ~Randy
    Phaedrus says that Quality is about caring.
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