>>>>> "DE" == David Epstein <email@example.com> writes:
DE> MJ's help message could give an example as well as using metacharacters
DE> to help the zubscriber inclined to misinterpret instructions.
Well, the documentation is always at issue. It's been getting steadily
better, but good documentation is hard to come by and the developers aren't
necessarily the best people to write it. 2.0 will of course need all new
documentation (and someone to write it).
DE> What I am interested in is whether mj would accept an instruction from
DE> a list-owner to remove an illegal address like the one above.
In proto-2.0 you can unsubscribe a regular expression. I think that takes
care of most of the problems. If you get a multiple subscription (which is
not normally permitted, but you can force subscriptions and you can play
with the address transformations to get duplicates) then an unsubscribe
command always removes the first matching entry unless you ask it to remove
all matching entries.
DE> If emailaddress is in the list of zubscribers, it had better be
DE> removable, even if it has embedded tabs and spaces.
Well, tabs are strictly forbidden in 2.0; tab is the record separator for
As for 1.x? Break out the editor.