Re: Is git am supposed to decode MIME?
- Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:10:13 +0900
- From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Is git am supposed to decode MIME?
Florian Weimer <fweimer@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> The git am documentation talks about “mailboxes”. I suppose these
> contain messages in Internet Mail syntax. Is git am supposed to
> decode MIME?
> I'm asking because I have a message whose body is encoded as
> quoted-printable, but git am does not parse the patch contained in it.
> If git am is supposed to deal with this, I'll dig deeper and try to
> figure out where things go wrong.
The code to check should be in <mailinfo.c>. As its comment says,
the code was not designed to be a full MIME parser--we just have a
code that (empirically) works in practice on messages produced when
a patch is attached to a message via popular MUAs, not written from
the MIME RFC spec.
Thanks for your interest in making the world a better place ;-)
Very much appreciated.