Re: [PATCH] Patches for tiny 386 kernels, again. Linux kernel

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 17:58:09 EST

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.

Phaedrus says that Quality is about caring.
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