[python-list] - what do you think ?

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Tue Feb 8 23:04:44 CET 2011


On 2011-02-08, przemolicc at poczta.fm <przemolicc at poczta.fm> wrote:

> I have just subscribed to this python-list@ and this is my N list.
> Usually many mailing lists use square brackets to identify its name
> when you have e-mails from different forums.
> Would you consider adding [] to this list also ?

Please don't.

 1) It's redundant.  There are already header lines to identify the
    fact that the message is from the python mailing list.

 2) A lot of subscribers read the list in its own mailbox or newsgroup
    (e.g. via gmane.org), so identifying the list in the subject would
    just be a waste of pixels.

 3) If you want to add stuff to the subject line for your own use,
    it's trivial with something like procmail.
    
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