On 2018-06-04 22:59:52 +0200, Peter Otten wrote:
> Peter J. Holzer wrote:
> > On 2018-06-04 16:34:08 +0000, Peter Pearson wrote:
> >> On Sun, 3 Jun 2018 20:20:32 +0200, Peter J. Holzer <hjp-python at hjp.at>
> >> wrote:
> >> > On 2018-06-03 13:57:26 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> >> >> (For good reasons, attachments are dropped when messages are
> >> >> distributed on the forum.)
> >> >
> >> > By "the forum" you mean Gmane? (I got the attachment over the mailing
> >> > list)
> >> Comp.lang.python is a usenet newsgroup, also accessible through a mailing
> >> list (and, I think, a web interface). NNTP, the Network News Transfer
> >> Protocol, does not provide for attachments.
> > This is not true. NNTP doesn't care about the content of the message at
> > all (as long as it contains the few mandatory headers). As a case in
> > point, Jach Fong's message got here fine (including the attachment) via
> > So we have determined that "the forum" is not the mailing list and not
> > the newsgroup (Jach's message appeared on both with the attachment). Ben
> > uses Gmane, which makes it likely that he is talking about a
> > (mis)feature of Gmane,
> However, I did see that particular particular attachment, test.py in Jach's
> original post, and I'm reading c.l.py via gmane.
comp.lang.python or gmane.comp.python.general? (I see the latter but not
the former on gmane, but I'm accessing it anonymously which might make a
difference.) But yes, I also just checked gmane and the attachment is
there. So we don't know why Ben didn't see the attachment (or thought
that others might not see it).
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