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RFC 822 continuations

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Hello,
http://docs.python.org/lib/module-ConfigParser.html writes:

"with continuations in the style of RFC 822; "

what is meant with these continuations?

Thanks,

Florian
May 2 '06 #1
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Florian Lindner wrote:
Hello,
http://docs.python.org/lib/module-ConfigParser.html writes:

"with continuations in the style of RFC 822; "

what is meant with these continuations?

Thanks,

Florian


From ConfigParser source code:

Continuations are represented by an embedded newline then
leading whitespace.

-Larry Bates
May 2 '06 #2

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Larry Bates wrote:
Florian Lindner wrote:
Hello,
http://docs.python.org/lib/module-ConfigParser.html writes:

"with continuations in the style of RFC 822; "

what is meant with these continuations?

Thanks,

Florian


From ConfigParser source code:

Continuations are represented by an embedded newline then
leading whitespace.

-Larry Bates


In case this is not clear enough (wasn't clear to me either, the first
time I saw it, what with talk of "continuations" in other contexts), it
basically means that the values for a config option can span multiple
lines. A line starting with whitespace is considered to be a
"continuation" of the previous line.

Polaar

May 2 '06 #3

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