[Mailman-Users] problem sending multiple listserv commands viaemail

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Nov 1 21:55:12 CET 2011

Carl Zwanzig wrote:
>> In the case below, the first command attempted to subscribe an address
>> which is already a member so it failed and the remaining commands were
>> unprocessed.
>Why is that an error?  I would expect it to ignored, just like setting a 
>property to it's current value.

Because Mailman/commands/cmd_subscribe.py distinguishes it from success
and calls it fatal. Granted, an argument could be made that it
shouldn't be fatal and similarly that unsubscribe of a non-member
address shouldn't be fatal either, but it isn't completely obvious
that that should be the case.

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