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Dan Sugalski
February 11, 2000 12:49
Re: use octets; and "escaping the piranha's"
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At 03:26 PM 2/11/00 -0500, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
>Martyn Pearce writes:
> > Hm, I'm missing some logic here:
> >
> > 1)    MajorDomo you've heard of and are familiar with.  Therefore, I
> > deduce, you are using it.  Thus, it is useful.
>A normal case of bait-and-switch.  It is advertised (maybe not by
>authors, but by the third parties) as useful.  It *looks* useful when
>you start using it.  The moment you understand which pit you got into
>[I"M NOT A MAJORDOMO USER, this is all hearsay] you invested so much
>time trying to fix things that it makes switching to other solutions
>very painful.

Sheesh, everybody's ragging on Majordomo here. It's really not a bad 
solution, folks. Not as good at this point as some of the others, but it 
still works just fine. Switching from one list package to another's not 
rocket science either--jumping off it to, say ezmlm (or even a 
topica-hosted list) would take maybe twenty minutes.

If you're going to grumble at it you really ought to have run a list or two 
under it first. Criticism based on hearsay's not that useful a place to 
start a discussion.


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