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

Joe Rhett jrhett at meer.net
Sat Oct 30 00:13:42 CEST 2004

Already did it, as stated in my other post.  If you are hacking around on
your friend's websites it might be "a few lines", but a production script
that must either succeed or tell you why not in useful terms takes hundreds
of lines.

But then I doubt that people who can't think beyond their personal system
hosting their friends websites really grasp the goals I am trying to meet

And no, you can't code it in Python without wrapping the python script
execution in a language that handles exceptions in a useful manner.  I'm
not a language bigot (kindof hard these days, I work in 5 different
languages daily) but if a language doesn't have the ability to do something
then you must write wrappers around it.

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 10:48:07AM -0400, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 00:03, Joe Rhett wrote:
> > What tools are those?  A heavy web ui?
> Personally, I'd write a scriptlet for bin/withlist to do it.  Should be
> just a few lines of Python since withlist takes care of getting
> everything set up properly, deals with lock, etc.  
> config_list as someone else mentioned is a fine way to go (remember that
> its input only needs to contain the variables that you want to change).
> The other thing to remember is that there's nothing magical about the
> bin scripts that come with Mailman.  They serve as fine examples of how
> to interact with Mailman from the command line.  A Python programmer
> should have no trouble writing custom scripts to deal with any odd
> situation that can't already be handled by withlist or config_list.
> -Barry

Joe Rhett
Senior Geek

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