[TAG] Points of style
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Tue Sep 21 01:59:09 MSD 2004
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 12:31:24PM -0400, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> > > Ack - I've been using that format for ages myself. Moreover, it's a very
> > > common usage; even if I broke the habit, we'd still get'em from
> > > elsewhere. Besides, the Robustness Principle says that it's up to _us_
> > > to handle this sort of thing from our end, and I agree. Is it a matter
> > > of parsing? If so, I can surely make up a regex that would happily grab
> > > these things; just let me know.
> > It's actually some flavor of informal standard, IIRC.
> That was how I thought of it, too.
I'm damned if I know *where* I think the standard comes from -- I
suspect it's (a generalization from) RFC (2)822's address syntax.
> > Amusingly
> > enough, the URL catcher regex in Mutt screws it up as well:
> > closing-angle-bracket and closing-paren both show up as highlighted;
> > clearly it thinks they're part of the URL -- or at least, my copy
> > does; I suppose the possiblilty exists I screwed around with that Way
> > Back When.
> Hmm. "vi" certainly parses both properly; a little more checking shows
> that my version of Mutt (1.5.6+20040803i (CVS)) does also. Upgrade time?
Likely; it's *always* time for me to upgrade mutt -- though I am a
*lot* newer these days than I used to be. Not CVS, though; I don't do
email on the bleeding edge.
BTW, we've figured out why I've been so bitchy the last 6 months...
-- jr 'precognition' a
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