[Mailman-Developers] on the subject of fix_url, list creation with @ is non-intuitive..

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Oct 25 04:19:34 CEST 2004

On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 19:02, Terri Oda wrote:

> Is there any particular reason we couldn't change the newlist script to 
> accept "name domain" instead of "name at domain" ?  It's just that much 
> less confusing if we don't have this thing that looks like an email 
> address but isn't.  I can't believe anyone's that attached to the 
> confusing syntax, and the increased usability seems worth the small 
> patch this'll take.

I think you'd have to change this in a backward compatible way.  A
counter proposal would be to add name:domain (simply change the '@' to a
':') so it doesn't look like an email address.  Continue to support the
original argument syntax for backward compatibility, but change the
documentation to favor the name:domain syntax.


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