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Subject: Re: Even more musings
From: "Joe R. Jah" <jjah @ ccsf . cc . ca . us>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 09:23:57 -0800 (PST)
To: Dave Wolfe <dwolfe @ risc . sps . mot . com>
Cc: Jason L Tibbitts III <tibbs @ hpc . uh . edu>, "Majordomo developer's mailing list" <majordomo-workers @ greatcircle . com>
In-reply-to: <199612311529.JAA10931@miaow.risc.sps.mot.com>

On Tue, 31 Dec 1996, Dave Wolfe wrote:

> [ Jason L Tibbitts III writes: ]
> > 
> > post
> > reject=rude_message
> > ALL
> 
> While we're throwing ideas around, I assume the semantics here that
> "rude_message" is a filespec with some default directory assumed. Would
> the '<<' syntax to inline the file be allowed (i.e. << SUBTAG within <<
> TAG)? What about variable substitution, e.g. $SENDER, $LISTNAME, etc.,
> in either case? What about a means for list owners to install/update/
> remove/list arbitrary message files, e.g. "rude_message", without direct
> access to the Mj machine?
> 
> Any thoughts of compartmentalizing lists in separate directories? E.g.:
> 
>     $listdir/alist/		directory for list "alist"
>                    _stripped	database of stripped addresses
>                    _unstripped	database of unstripped addresses
>                    _whatever	the other database (I forget what it's for)
>                    _config	config file
>                    _intro	intro message
>                    _info	info message
>                    rude_message	user message file
>                    ...
>     $listdir/blist/		directory for list "blist"
>                    ...
> 
> In this example I've used a leading underscore to reserve file names for
> Mj's "well known" files, but it could be *.Mj or Mj.* or whatever.

This is a great idea.

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