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Re: RMAIL, MIME-related bug

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: RMAIL, MIME-related bug
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 19:50:53 +0900
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>>>>> "Simon" == Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

    Simon> Wasn't tm abandoned 1998 or so?


    Simon> Do you have example of some practical benefit (i.e.,
    Simon> feature-wise, visible to users) adding SEMI to Emacs
    Simon> actually would have?

Not any more.  Eli was remarking that a lot of duplicate effort could
have been avoided if there were a standard MIME library.  AFAIK, tm
was on offer in 1996-97, but nobody did anything about it.  Ditto SEMI
in '97-99.  Unfortunate lack of foresight, that's all.

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