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

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Mon Oct 25 12:57:10 CEST 2004

--On Monday, October 25, 2004 4:44 pm +0900 Tokio Kikuchi 
<tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp> wrote:

> Hi,
> Terri Oda wrote:
>> 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.
> Wouldn't it be better to introduce '--urlhost=' option and keep '@' for
> backward compatibility?
> $ bin/newlist --urlhost=www.dom.ain listname
> or
> $ bin/newlist listname at www.dom.ain

No, because there are many types of URL (including mailto:iane at example.com 
email address specifications), so URL is not specific enough. Better would 
be --webhost

>> 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.
> We need no hurry for release of 2.1.6 is not yet scheduled. ;-)

Ian Eiloart
Servers Team
Sussex University ITS

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