FW: RE: RE: [Spambayes] Email client integration -- what's needed?
Tue Nov 5 04:10:32 2002
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From: Tim Peters [mailto:email@example.com]
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Subject: RE: RE: RE: [Spambayes] Email client integration -- what's
> Ok, I'm totally with ya now. Is anyone working on a general purpose
> training class?
Not seriously as such, although the Outlook client has steps in that
direction. I expect people think the retraining steps are too trivial to
factor out, but I think that's a mistake: while the general class should
indeed end up being simple, there are subtleties that should be captured
once and for all, and the very existence of a training class will help the
next person figure out how to proceed with the next client. The current
Tester and TestDriver classes (esp. the former) have that flavor too: their
existence has driven the creation of concrete test drivers, and supplied
just enough commonality so that post-test analysis tools have been
relatively easy to write.
> If not, I can take a crack at it... The smtpproxy is kinda broken
> without it, because while it can train, it will need some kind of
> remembering in order to be able to untrain...
I think you're in a good position, then. When the client allows tight
integration, it seems hard to abstract things enough for easy reusability;
with a nightmare client <0.7 wink>, it should be easier to picture an ideal.
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