[RFC] parsemail.py: Don't search for patches in replies

Wolfram Sang wsa at the-dreams.de
Sat Feb 8 09:37:34 EST 2014

On Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 11:06:39PM +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Am 06.02.2014 23:49 schrieb Markus Mayer:
> > Make sure we don't attempt to search for a patch in a reply e-mail.
> > There are MUAs out there who leave the quoted e-mail intact without
> > prepending quote characters such as ">" at the beginning of each line.
> >
> > When that happens, parse_patch() thinks the quoted patch is new. The
> > result are multiple database entries containing the same patch (one for
> > each such reply) when one would really expect a consolidated thread
> > containing the entire discussion and only one copy of the patch.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Markus Mayer <markus.mayer at linaro.org>
> AFAICS this will cause loss of patches which are sent as replies.

+1. This approach will cause more pain than gain. Move those users away
from Outlook, would be my recommendation.

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