[Haskell] mailing list headaches

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Sep 8 12:53:17 EDT 2005

Frederik Eaton wrote:

> However, threading by "References", which RFC 2822 says
> SHOULD be possible, and which works on my other folders, doesn't work
> well on Haskell mailing lists. Presumably the issue is that there are
> a large number of Windows users with strange mail clients which don't
> insert "References" headers.

It isn't so much that there are a large number of such users, but that
two of the core developers are among them (and are both employed by
Microsoft, so RFC-conformance probably isn't an option).

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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