Explanation of list reference

Joshua Landau joshua at landau.ws
Sat Feb 15 21:44:31 CET 2014


On 15 February 2014 14:20, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Joshua Landau <joshua at landau.ws> writes:
>
>> Here, I give you a pdf. Hopefully this isn't anti
>> mailing-list-etiquette.
>
> This forum is read in many different contexts, and attachments aren't
> appropriate. You should simply put the text directly into your message,
> if it's short enough.
>
> If it's long, then put it online somewhere and send a link with a
> description; or, better, make it shorter so it is reasonable to put the
> text in a message :-)

A PDF seemed like a better use of my time than ASCII art.
Nevertheless, I agree that I can always give a link; I was just
wondering if there was an environment under which this was actively
harmful.



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