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

Terri Oda terri at zone12.com
Mon Oct 25 08:23:00 CEST 2004

On Oct 24, 2004, at 10:19 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> 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.

I was thinking of doing the same thing but with a space instead of a :.
I can't think of any reason not to keep the backwards compatibility as 
long as we don't leave the confusing stuff in the documentation.

If I didn't feel guilty using my laptop while proctoring my students' 
exam, I'd write the patch tomorrow while I'm stuck sitting in a quiet 
room.  I might do it later in the evening, though, if no one else gets 
to it first.


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