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On 4 Nov 09, at 03:00, mailman-users-request at python.org wrote:

From: "Chr. von Stuckrad" <stucki at mi.fu-berlin.de>
Date: 3 November 2009 04:03:23 PST (CA)
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] regexp help (OT: Edit and Mail)

On Mon, 02 Nov 2009, Savoy, Jim wrote:

Depending on the options set in vi, it can do horrible things to
indentation when you paste things in :(
:-) seen that! Therefore modern vims have :set paste<enter>
and as long as you not 'set nopaste' *no* munging of pastes will be
done! I'm needing/using that all the time, I might even put it
into my '.vimrc' and make it default ...
I just looked at your original posting (using Outlook) and line 3 is
not indented, but rather continuous from line 2, and the other
indents
are in columns 5 and 9 (not 4 and 8). I shall try viewing it with
other
mail clients, just for kicks.
'outlook' is a <insert favorite expletive here> for programmers.
By Default it *reformats* everything to 'Paragraphs' of the form:
- everything NOT split by an empty line is 'supposed to be a useless
linebreak for mailtransfer', then it collects all those lines and
reformats the resulting words with single whitespaces to window-size.
- an empty line means 'paragraph end', so itself may vanish anyway
only the linebreak in a paragraph stays.

It's like Microsoft(office)Word's view of Text and you are supposed
to write html or rtf anyway :-)

If hints(warnings, whatever) are on, you'll see a line above your
munged mail, saying it removed useless newlines, and by clicking
it you can get them back.

Stucki

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food. Without petroleum we will not be able to feed the global
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