Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)
* Manoj Srivastava
| You missed the point by a lot. OK, here it is all speeled out:
No, I didn't. I told you that gnus has a way around it. Which isn't
perfect, but quite good. And of course it's a hack and a workaround -
I am not saying that setting reply-to on a mailing list is the correct
thing to do.
| a) I have a reply-to header to allow people to actually respond to
| me, rather than the strange lab set up my laptop happens to be a
| part of
| b) some idiot destroys the reply-to header by scribbling all over it,
| so my hand crafted reply to information is now lost.
| Pray tell, how is your Gnus going to recreate that information
| that was lost?
It can't. As I wrote, it's quite good, but not able to guess about
information. However, it should probably look at the X-Reply-To
header, if present (which at least Mailman renames the reply-to header
if it does reply-to munging).
| You may also consider
| a) looking at the X-Mailer header in in this and other messages from
| me, and
| b) Look at the maintainer field of the Gnus package.
Yes, and? Of course, I appreciate your work on the gnus package.
Gnus is wonderful, but even though you probably know a lot about gnus,
not everybody else had the knowledge that the One True Mail&Newsreader
had this ability to work around even insane borkenness.
But please, let's stop before this evolves even deeper into a flame
war (or even worse - a religious war about MUAs).
Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.