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Re: [Nmh-workers] Segfault in post from mime quoted names in aliases

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Segfault in post from mime quoted names in aliases
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:04:51 -0700

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>Maybe.  `address' still isn't well defined, e.g.
>>    $ sed q ~/mail/aliases
>>    jnr: "William Gates, III" <address@hidden>
>>    $ ali jnr
>>    "William Gates, III" <address@hidden>
>>    $ ali -list jnr
>>    "William Gates
>>    III" <address@hidden>
>>    $
>Yeah, I think those things might be space-split in the aliases file when
>displaying them.  When post gets to them I believe the right things happen.
>>I think I'm siding with kre.  Bin the `=' group membership and `+'
>>primary group ID.  `*' is already on the scrapheap.  Given the problems
>>with personal aliases being subverted by external changes, as outlined
>>in my last email, I'd also ditch the system-wide nmh alias file.  Those
>>that depend on it can still explicitly `< alias-file' to pull it in,
>>knowing that it's happening and could have an effect.
>Well, if it's both you AND kre thinking this ancient feature should go,
>then that's a pretty strong argument.  I think kre has it nailed; this
>is probably some early mailing list functionality and since nmh is the
>only MUA that does that it probably has zero use today.
>Normally I would suggest deprecating this feature and then removing it
>after the next release, but it's impacting reasonable behavior NOW, and
>fixing the core dump issue here just means trying to comprehend a pile
>of code that's just a mess and that we all agree needs to go.  So what
>do people think of just getting rid of all of it now?

I don't believe that I've EVER used it, even from the very beginning of
MH. Certainly not for many years.

    Norman Shapiro

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