[LLVMdev] Subversion head: build problem on cygwin?
sabre at nondot.org
Thu Mar 13 11:27:10 PDT 2008
On Mar 13, 2008, at 12:34 AM, Holger Schurig wrote:
>> Please attach patches as attachments (and name the file
>> ".patch" just in case). Mail readers commonly munge them
>> (e.g. by removing trailing whitespace) if not, which prevents
>> the patch from applying.
> I hope that this is not off-topic, but why is this?
If you name the file *.txt, various mail clients inline the contents
of the file implicitly when it sends it.
The reason for including it as an attachment is that various *other*
mail readers trim whitespace when they receive/display it. Word
wrapping is another problem.
In any case, attachments make all this trivial to deal with, which is
why we prefer them.
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