From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 13:50:32 +0200
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Regarding config and hypermail

 Is there any good reason why all the labels in the configuration file are prefixed with 'hm_' ? In my eyes this only makes the labels harder to read. I vote for their removal. I also vote for that hypermail should be able to generate an example config file (or shipe one in the release archive) including detailed comments so that it easily can be edited to do what you want. I'd like to see boolean options handle 'Yes/No' or 'On/Off' for enable/disable instead of the weird numericals it does today.

 Futher, I don't like that many interesting options to hypermail are set at compile time. One executable can possibly be used for a series of different mail list archives and settings.

 There might be a reason to check the over-all handling of command line switches, environment variables and the config file. Adding new settings are messy as it is solved now, when it shouldn't have to be.

 Also, keeping a lot of the settings as (large) variables in the main() function, passing them as separate arguments to the functions that need them, is not nice. More parameters are likely to appear and every time that happen, another argument to the functions that need that data is gonna have to get added.

          Daniel Stenberg  -  Software, Network and Unix
    GSM: +46 - 708 - 31 77 42
Received on Mon 11 May 1998 01:53:15 PM GMT

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