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SubjectRe: recommended mail clients [was] [PATCH] ati-agp suspend/resume support (try 2)

>Maybe this is a stupid question but in terms of inline patches what exactly
>would be ideal behavior from a mail client for LKML patch submitters? What
>line lengths are expected to be maintained, preferred encodings, tabs vs.
>spaces, etc? I have noticed that some patch submitters append an EOF after
>the patch, while others do not.

That's because not provind #eof could potentially bring problems (not with
the clever poster, though), e.g. in:

--- a/lalala
+++ b/lalala
@@ -123,456 +789,1012 @@

My name
dash dash space
my signature

There are actually two problems in there.
The first is that some empty context lines are missing,
the second is that they have to have a leading space, too.
The #eof I am adding is basically so that you see when a patch is really
ending, because there is also diff's -c option which you can tune the
number of potentially empty lines.

Jan Engelhardt
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