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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: 76 character widths for board reports?
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:08:52 GMT
Yep..I'm on a mainframe right now :)

I've written a program to emulate me:

./long-ass-messedup-wrapping-emails.py

Check out my apachestuff Github it's in
there..

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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Chief Architect
Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-527
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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-----Original Message-----
From: Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>
Reply-To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:02 PM
To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: Re: 76 character widths for board reports?

>On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 7:14 PM, Alan D. Cabrera <list@toolazydogs.com>
>wrote:
>> Is this really necessary?
>
>The Board minutes, which include all reports, are formatted as plain text
>every month.  If the reports aren't formatted by the time the Board gets
>them,
>then the Board members have to clean them up.  Brett and Sam spend a
>bunch of
>time every month on this stuff.
>
>The following quote is taken from one of the reminder emails which get
>sent
>out each month:
>
>    Cutting and pasting directly from a Wiki is not acceptable due to
>    formatting issues. Line lengths should be limited to 77 characters.
>
>(; Does a 77 character allotment instead of 76 make things ok? ;)
>
>If we ever get to the point where Incubator reports are submitted via web
>form, I hope to contribute some code which performs word wrapping and
>indenting automatically so that the Report Manager doesn't have to worry
>over
>this.  It'll be tricky though because people use different bullet
>styles... I
>dunno, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
>
>> Speaking as one who actually coded on punched cards on an octal based
>> computer, I feel indignant that you young whippersnappers don't
>>appreciate
>> the hard won freedoms us older coders have brought to the younger
>> generations.
>
>I think NASA makes Mattmann use one of those for his email.
>
>Marvin Humphrey
>
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