[Python-Dev] mail.python.org black listed ?!
firstname.lastname@example.org (Skip Montanaro)
Tue, 24 Jul 2001 18:21:43 -0500
Tim> [Skip Montanaro]
>> You're unfortunately back to trying to make numeric comparisons or
>> using fairly complex regular expressions to perform the comparisons.
>> The poor saps using Netscape would have to have four rules to match a
>> 60% or higher spam probability.
Tim> I don't use Netscape or know which flavor of regexps it supports,
Tim> but I don't know of any regexp pkg that lacks character-class
Tim> support. That is, in Python regexp syntax,
Yeah, but Netscape apparently doesn't support regexs in its mail filters at
all, just substring matches.
>> This discussion almost certainly doesn't belong on python-dev. Is
>> there a more appropriate Python-related list already in existence in
>> which to hatch these ideas?
Tim> Only one that comes to mind is the numerics list, since this *is*
Tim> about numeric comparisons, and has the potential to become ugly
Hey, not a bad idea. I just subscribed and the archives suggest it's been
idle. Perhaps I can hijack it... ;-)