Author r.david.murray
Recipients Joaquin.Cuenca.Abela, athomas, barry, esam, r.david.murray
Date 2010-03-07.16:58:17
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Your patch looks good, thank you.

I just realized that Barry isn't nosy on this issue.  I've checked, and the code in question dates back to email version 1.0...code of that long standing that exists specifically to implement the behavior we propose to change makes me wonder what we will break if we fix it.  Yet the current behavior seems clearly contrary to the RFCs to me.

Barry?  Any memory of why _bdecode exists and what will break if we fix it?

In any case I suspect that backporting this fix might be a bad idea, since existing code may be compensating for the current behavior and break if the behavior is fixed.
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