ietf-nntp Draft summary of IETF 48 meeting
Stan O. Barber
sob at verio.net
Tue Aug 8 20:34:50 PDT 2000
Charles Lindsey wrote:
> In <200008080306.WAA29132 at academ.com> sob at academ.com (Stan Barber) writes:
> >Clarification of wildmat usage in various commands
> >There has been some discussion about how to deal with compound wildmats versus
> >multiple wildmats. The group decided that commas can be used to link together
> >wildmats to form a compound wildmat. A space would separate multiple wildmats.
> >Spaces can be embedded in a wildmat if preceded by a backslash. If a command
> >can have multiple wildmats (or compound wildmats), the evaluation of each
> >wildmat is treated independently (i.e. a logical OR).
> What commands, if any, will require a space-separated list of wildmats?
> Certainly not NEWNEWS. If it is just PAT, can we have an explanation of
> what is _supposed_ to happen? It would be simpler to do away with such
> space-separated lists unless there is a clear example that needs them.
See the slides. That should help clarify it. If you are still confused, the
comment on the confusion here.
> No, that does not work. I believe the PAT command is a total mess, but I
> cannot suggest alternative texts for it, because I have not the slightest
> clue as to what it is supposed to do. So does that mean I am not allowed
> to raise it?
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