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Re: Bug#123234: Deprecate BTS "close" command?

On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 11:11:25PM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> I would love to see the BTS "close" command deprecated.  I can't think
> of a single situation in which it is a good thing to use.  The only
> situation in which it is currently necessary is in the sequence "close
> nnnnn; reopen nnnnn new-email", which should be replaced by the single
> command "submitter nnnnn new-email".

Someone (deleted the email; sorry) said that they didn't want to take
away the opportunity to use the "close" command, and that education
was better.

I claim that there is *no* situation in which using the close command
is better that mailing nnnnn-done (although there may be situations in
which they are equally good).  And usually, using the close command is
actually worse than mailing nnnnn-done.

That's why I think that the close command should be deprecated.



     Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths,             Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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