On 2 Oct 2000, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> Actually, now that I think about it some more, quoting (in the '>' style)
> serves to protect the parser from recognizing spurious commands that might
> fall within text (and thus preventing even worse confusion). "accept" is
> the one we are really concerned with. Owners could make use of a
> theoretical 'ignore prefix' to do:
> ignore >
> Doesn't listname-subscribe and the availability of a web interface make this
> mostly go away?
The problem is that, for many of us, there are printed or on-line
subscription instructions (that are semi-followed) in dozens of places,
and we pay the price for it every day.
> I think it's prudent to see just how many issues crop up with the new
> software then work on solving them.
In general, yes.
ROGER B.A. KLORESE rogerk@QueerNet.ORG
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