[Mailman-Users] How about this for the error message?

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Wed Mar 24 00:49:45 CET 1999

>>>>> "DD" == Dan Delaney <Dionysos at Dionysia.org> writes:

    DD> That's pretty darn obtrusive, and a little daunting to average
    DD> Joe Shmoe computer user who gets nervous when the computer
    DD> starts yelling at him about errors. So, how about the
    DD> following instead?

    DD> Here's another idea. Petidomo will STOP parsing the message
    DD> for commands if it gets FOUR unrecognized lines in a row. I
    DD> think that's a pretty darn good idea.

Me too.  So I implemented this (well, it's currently not configurable,
essentially hardcoded at 5).  Also what do you think of the following
error format?  That's about as close as I'm going to get for the next
release.  Still have a bunch of testing to do on MailCommandHandler.py 
before I check it in.


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