On 15 Oct 96 at 9:46, A. Lester Buck III wrote:
> > To reverse the question: what features is majordomo
> > missing that listserv includes?
> The feature I miss from listserv is the state variable per member:
> digest or individual messages. I figured out how to do a digest
> list, and I set restrict_post to be <list name>:<digest name>, so
> only the union of the two lists can post. But I don't want anyone
> receiving the same information twice, so I have to run an offline
> script that removes duplicates. A correct implementation of this
> would use the locking routines before modifying the alias files, but
> I am not that advanced yet.
I'm confused by this description. The restrict_post only handles
incoming traffic. The out going traffic is handled by the
subscription files for list and list-digest. If someone has
subscribed to both versions of the list then they will get
individual messages and a digest. These are not 'duplicates' in the
usual sense of the word. In fact I can envision situations where it
might be handy to get individual messages that are discarded when
read or acted upon and still receive a single digest on a daily
basis. Am I missing something here?
James B. Byrne mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Harte & Lyne Limited http://www.harte-lyne.ca
Hamilton, Ontario 905-561-1241