Gmail eats Python

Sebastian P. Luque spluque at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 20:15:03 CEST 2015


On Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:34:30 +0200,
Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se> wrote:

> Gmail eats Python.  We just saw this mail back from Sebastian Luque
> which says in part:

>>>> try: all_your_code_which_is_happy_with_non_scalars except
>>>> WhateverErrorPythonGivesYouWhenYouTryThisWithScalars:
>>>> whatever_you_want_to_do_when_this_happens

> Ow!  Gmail is understanding the >>> I stuck in as 'this is from the
> python console as a quoting marker and thinks it can reflow that.

> I think that splunqe must already have gmail set for plain text or
> else even worse mangling must show up.

> How do you teach gmail not to reflow what it thinks of as 'other
> people's quoted text'?

Apologies for all the concern the formatting of the quoted message in my
reply has generated.  I actually cannot see the multiple ">" you quote
here on my original follow-up message.  I can tell you I'm using Emacs
Gnus, and when viewing my un-processed message, that snippet looks like
this:

>> try: all_your_code_which_is_happy_with_non_scalars except
>> WhateverErrorPythonGivesYouWhenYouTryThisWithScalars:
>> whatever_you_want_to_do_when_this_happens

Sure, the reflowing is probably a feature I've set up to wrap long
lines.  I know it annoys some people (mildly myself, as I haven't found
a fix), but when reading coding fora, I never really take quoted code
snippets seriously and always check the original post for these...

-- 
Seb



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