[Mailman-Users] Additional questions about ban_list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Oct 16 01:01:01 CEST 2015

On 10/15/2015 03:25 PM, Chris Nulk wrote:
> On 10/15/2015 3:07 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> This was done for subscribe_auto_approval, and
>> while it's kind of kludgy, the error log messages that you have above
>> for 'Ban_list listfor %s references own list' and 'Ban_list for list %s
>> references non-existent list %s' refer to subscribe_auto_approval rather
>> than ban_list or something variable.
>> Thus if you had 2.1.19 or later, the code change is much simpler if you
>> don't mind the error log messages saying subscribe_auto_approval when
>> they might mean ban_list.
> Okay.  That makes sense.

I have decided to refactor this code to allow the attribute name to be
passed as the argument to GetPattern that says to allow @listname
syntax. This will make the error messages log the correct attribute name
and will simplify extending @listname recognition to other attributes in
the future. Along with this, I'm replacing the matches_p() function in
Moderate.py with calls to the GetPattern() method so all this is in one

I haven't committed this change yet as it still needs testing, but I
expect it to be in 2.1.21.

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