[Mailman-Users] Test mesages
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Sep 11 04:27:16 CEST 2009
Barry Warsaw writes:
> >> stop the messages once it gets to the list. What I want to see is the
> >> 'full loop' of the message as I send it, and as it gets sent back
> >> to me.
> > Which by definition you can't strictly do because you have to
> > alter the outgoing process in some way to remove the other
> > recipients so you are not testing the original process.
> I think you can get close though.
Sure. But why bother? IMO a much more useful approach would be a
simple way to clone a list in every way but the membership list and
the name. In itself, that's an often requested feature. Here, the
application would be to create a existing-list-specific test list.
I use a test list all the time for this purpose, and I do some "highly
creative" stuff with list-specific Handler pipelines, so it's a real
test of the idea. I've yet to see a case where the test list behaves
differently from the real thing.
BTW, I think that MM developers is the wrong place for this
discussion, as clearly there's a major difference of consciousness
between me and Mark on the one hand and LuKreme on the other. That's
not a situation where we can take a well-understood requirement to MMD
and bang out a spec. If something needs to be done here, we need to
get "real users'" opinions of what needs doing, I think.
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