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net/textproto: unclear statement about ReadContinuedLine #32493

pam4 opened this issue Jun 8, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Jun 8, 2019

From the documentation:

A line consisting of only white space is never continued.

I can't make sense of the above statement.

var txt string
txt += "A \n" // line 1
txt += "  \n" // line 2
txt += " B\n" // line 3
tp := textproto.NewReader(bufio.NewReader(strings.NewReader(txt)))
s, err := tp.ReadContinuedLine()
fmt.Printf("%q %v\n", s, err)

Prints "A  B" <nil> (

Line 2 consists of only white space but it is "continued" (as it should be, I think).
I propose to clarify or remove the statement in question.

EDIT: It should probably read: "An empty line is never continued".


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commented Jul 10, 2019

Change mentions this issue: net/textproto: corrected documentation of empty line handling

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