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Re: [Nmh-workers] RFC 5322 group support

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] RFC 5322 group support
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:46:54 -0500

> >I vote for just updating the documentation.  Because the
> >trailing semicolon isn't required, maybe we shouldn't call
> >it group support, just blind list?  And maybe that would
> >avoid Ralph's objection?
> I'm not sure how to write some documentation here that is clear; I
> prefer using RFC termology whenever possible, so I'd still like to
> say "group".

Don't say "group", say "blind list".  It happens to look
like a group, but this is in a draft.

> Ok, I see the problem now.  A blind-list was special-case handled in
> the alias parser.  The group name was correctly removed, but the
> trailing semicolon was included as part of the last alias, and
> consequently never matched the alias later on in the file.  This
> could be fixed by simply dropping the semicolon if we're in a blind
> list, but I have to confess that updating the documentation was
> obviously easier :-)

Here's why:

  Anyway, I was all set to allow and ignore semicolons at the
  end of aliases in lists.  But that would break the EXMH
  alias parser on what would then be valid expressions.



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