Line length

Robert Harper harper at finsun.csc.fi
Thu Jun 13 02:25:57 EST 1991


In <CMM.0.88.676757261.kristoff at genbank.bio.net> kristoff at GENBANK.BIO.NET (Dave Kristofferson) writes:

RS>>         On the other hand, you don't have to include the entire message,
RS>> just the relevant parts.

DK>This presumes that people have learned how to use the editor (usually
DK>user-unfriendly vi, emacs, etc) with their mail system.  Quite often
DK>this is not the case unfortunately.

An when there are alot of comments to the same topic and you have no idea
that >> refers to Roy Smith and > refers to Dave Kristofferson it is
sometimes useful to put their initials before the right arrow.

This can been done very easily under emacs with the replace-regexp command.

-=ROB=-

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