ietf-nntp new draft of base document available
chl at clw.cs.man.ac.uk
Mon Jul 24 09:14:50 PDT 2000
In <ylya2t6hez.fsf at windlord.stanford.edu> Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> writes:
>Whoops, you're entirely right. A pattern consisting entirely of !
>patterns can never match anything. I could have sworn that INN did the
>implicit "*," thing, but looking at it it doesn't.
>Thanks for the catch; I'll change my implementation and the upcoming
Now you've got me confused. Is the spec you just posted to both lists pre-
or post- the above change?
I.e. are you proposing that NEWNEWS !*.binaries.* will/won't work?
I hope that it will (people will certainly be tempted to try it) but if it
is thought to be too imcompatible with present practice, then OK.
BTW, an implicit '*' at the beginning (whether starting with '!' or not)
would mean that
with no paramters would mean "show me everything". That seems not a bad
And don't forget that the usage of wildmats in PAT is not resolved yet.
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