[Python-Dev] mail.python.org black listed ?!

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com (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
    Tim> <wink>>

Hey, not a bad idea.  I just subscribed and the archives suggest it's been
idle.  Perhaps I can hijack it... ;-)