Some additional remarks on 2.3

Bettina Fink laura at hydrophil.de
Tue May 30 17:25:01 UTC 2000


Barry wrote:

>> #       :!*,control,control.*,!control.cancel\

>> Why not "!*,control*,!control.cancel"?
>> "control*" should match "control", shouldn't it?
> 
> Yahbut, it could also potentially match selected high-volume text
> newsfroups.
> controldata.test
> controldata.binaries
> controlling-interests.usenet-cabal.secret-handshake
> controlling-interests.usenet-cabal.global-killfile
> controlling-interests.usenet-cabal.pedophiles.barry-bouwsma

Ah, ok, didn't thought of that. But in practice, I've never
seen a "real" group or hierarchy that started with "control"
(neither in my active nor in my unwanted log nor has a control
message for such a hierarchy been sent, regarding to ISC's
control message archive).

Bye,
Bettina



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