[CrackMonkey] Re: Cool headers...
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Mon Jan 28 18:28:31 PST 2002
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At 3:01 AM +0100 2002/01/29, Brad Knowles wrote:
>> * You shouldn't use two tab characters as a method of indenting
>> quotations. It's icky.
> It shouldn't be doing tab characters at all. It should be doing
> just a single greater than character (for quotes-of-quotes) and a
> greater-than plus a single space (for top level quotes).
I just checked my mailbox with both "less" (a Unix tool) and
BBEdit Lite 6.1 (a text editor for Macintosh), and both confirm that
what is getting sent out is just as it appears -- a greater-than
symbol optionally followed by a single space character (depending on
whether or not it is quoting previously quoted material or new
>> * You needn't indent your leading line of your paragraphs with 8 spaces.
> It should be using four space characters (which looks cleaner to
> me), as opposed to a tab or eight spaces. I guess I'll have to pull
> up my "home" mailbox in a text editor that allows me to see the raw,
> un-edited format to see what's actually being sent. However, I have
> (supposedly) configured the program to use a four-space indent,
> instead of tabs (which never line up cleanly anyway).
I looked at this, too. Unfortunately, here less and BBEdit have
confirmed that an actual tab character is still being generated, and
the only thing that is happening is that it *looks* like the tab
stops are being set at four characters. Sigh....
I'll see if there is anything I can do to fix this problem, but
for now I just have to live with it.
>> * You must, nay will, under the threat of death, wrap you lines at 74
>> spaces. It's unbearable otherwise.
Also confirmed with less and BBEdit -- lines are being wrapped properly.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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