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Re: Breaking programs because a not yet implemented solution exists in theory (Was: Bug#658139: evince: missing mime entry)

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 04:23:01PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Claiming that the mime-support system actually works is stretching
> reality as much as a bone who just met Chuck Norris’ fist.

I fail to see a reason to fall back to polemics.

> The policy
> might claim it is the recommended way, but only a handful of programs,
> such as mutt and lynx, actually make use of this information.

Any reason you are leaving out those two programs (see, mc) which were
explicitely given in the bug report.  Adding w3m makes your hand really
full and a five minutes research would uncover another hand full. 

However, to prove your point you need to mention counter examples which
are actually failing to use mime-support or are actually broken because
of using mime-support.

Kind regards



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