On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 03:41:49PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > How true. MIME - broken solution for a broken design ;) More serious,
> Why broken? It's not broken for what it was invented to, i.e. for
> passing unsafe characters via SMTP. Source patches do not qualify as
> containing such.
The transition time from pre-MIME to MIME was pretty painful. If you'd
have gone through the same pains that I did during the MIME introduction
you'd probably understand why I call it a broken fix for a broken system.
Fortunately now that the childhood problems have been solved MIME looks
alot saner but still I prefer plaintext for patches.