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SubjectRe: [PATCH]move double quotation marks so that keep MAINTAINERS consistent
On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 13:59:50 -0800
Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 2011-02-19 at 17:48 +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > On Wed 2011-02-09 19:17:52, David Miller wrote:
> > > From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > > > I suspect that some mail clients will explode if you provide them with
> > > > an unquoted string containing periods. That would make copy-n-paste
> > > > rather a hassle.
> > > It's not clients, it's servers.
> > > SMTP rules state that characters such as "." cannot appear
> > > unquoted in email headers.
> > > vger.kernel.org rejects mail when this violation occurs.
> > Ok, but should not MUA do this quotation? Quick test shows that mutt does...
>
> My recollection is that the get_maintainer script
> cannot parse M: lines with multiple entries with
> periods without the quotes.
>
> M: First I. Last <fil@foo.bar>, Last.I.First <lif@foo.bar>
>
> fails and
>
> M: "First I. Last" <fil@foo.bar>, "Last.I.First" <lif@foo.bar>
>
> succeeds.
>
> You are welcome to improve the parsing in that routine.
>

There are perl modules providing full rfc parsing of email addresses
(with all those weird cases nobody uses) ... but i doubt it's urgent,
especially as we can more or less control the input to get_maintainer.pl
by controlling the MAINTAINER file and the git version history ...



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