A quick c.l.p netiquette question

Peter Corbett pcorbett at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Thu Sep 29 12:14:23 CEST 2005


skip at pobox.com writes:
> 
>     Peter> About how short should a program be to be postable to this
>     Peter> newsgroup - in other words, at what length should you stick it on
>     Peter> a web page and post a link?
> 
> 158 lines is probably not a killer.  However, consider what misbehaving news
> and mail readers are likely to do to the indentation of your script before
> embedding it in a message.  The net being the somewhat less safe place than
> it used to be, many people may be hesitant to open attachments either.  It
> might well be safer to simply toss it on a personal website and provide a
> link.

Good advice, but in this case indentation isn't as important as
usual. Still, I like to keep a little formatting for readability.

Thanks,

Peter

-- 
A frightful hobgoblin is stalking throughout Europe.
 - The Communist Manifesto, 1st English Edition



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