Oddly enough, I have the exact opposite attitude...
I will barely accept inlined patches (to the usb-storage driver, which
I maintain). About 85-90% of the inlined patches I get won't apply
cleanly because of whitespace mangling. MIME-attachments (of type
text/plain) seem to have a _much_ higher success rate.
Yes, the transition was painful. Heck, it still is. Some versions of
Outlook still don't understand the RFC-compliant way of attaching a
digital signature to a message -- I get complaints from people every
so often that all they see is a blank message with two attachments,
one of which is the "message" itself, and the other is my signature.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Ralf Baechle
> Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 7:06 AM
> To: Maciej W. Rozycki
> Cc: Guido Guenther; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: ip22 watchdog timer
> 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
> 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.