NLP followup

Marvin Humphrey marvin at
Tue Nov 13 18:03:11 GMT 2007

On Nov 13, 2007, at 9:35 AM, Aidan Samuel wrote:

> I never understood why "they" thought 80-col
> wrapping was necessary. If the creating program was capable of
> wrapping text, why wasn't the displaying program?

Some public email archives wrap plain-text email in <pre> tags, but  
that causes problems with unwrapped messages.  I see a lot less of  
that these days, but what seems to be commonplace now is the removal  
of all indentation, making inline patches very difficult too grok.    
What's the solution?  I know some people who run an otherwise nice  
archive that I'd like to send a suggestion to.

Marvin Humphrey
Rectangular Research

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