[IPython-dev] Should we change the reply-to line on the lists?

Jason Grout jason-sage at creativetrax.com
Fri Feb 10 08:47:48 EST 2012

On 2/9/12 7:42 PM, Matthew Brett wrote:
> It seems to me the arguments for reply-to sender rather than list are
> pretty weak, and the disadvantage is rather strong.  I've never had
> anyone complain after I switched, for example.

+1.  It seems that reply-to-list reflects the attitude that all 
conversation should occur on-list (i.e., we are all conversing in a 
group discussion), whereas the reply-to-sender reflects the attitude 
that much conversation should be started on the list, but then carried 
out off-list (i.e., we use the list as a coordination point, but most 
discussions are between individual people).  I think it's better in the 
situation to support the former as the default.


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