brain stuck. whats occurring here?

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Fri Feb 8 22:07:00 CET 2008

En Fri, 08 Feb 2008 13:58:53 -0200, Steve Holden <steve at>  

>> "Mariano Suárez-Alvarez" <mariano.suarezalvarez at> writes:
>>> On Feb 7, 3:38 pm, Matthew_WAR... at wrote:
>>>> [disclaimer dozens of lines long]
>>> Is this absurd signature really necessary?

> That particular trailing crud would be much nicer if they'd put a space
> after the leading "--", that way at least we wouldn't have to trim them
> out of our replies. This merely tells us that the sysadmins are as
> ill-informed as the legal staff ... or perhaps it's just Matthew trying
> his best to help us, since I see it appears above the list mailer
> trailer. The system is probably trimming the trailing spaces off the
> message body. Oh well, ...

Perhaps he didn't know that a correct signature separator must be *exactly*
Nothing more, nothing less. It's easy to dismiss that last space - after  
all, trailing spaces are almost never significant.

Gabriel Genellina

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