[sf-perl] Senior Perl Programmer (Contract)

Paul Makepeace Paul.Makepeace at realprogrammers.com
Tue Jan 5 05:17:57 PST 2010

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:22 AM, Randal L. Schwartz
<merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
>>>>>> "David" == David Alban <extasia at extasia.org> writes:
> David> i find that most people are too busy to check and/or give to little
> David> thought to checking the to: and cc: fields before they send their
> David> messages.  if they did that, they'd probably Get It Right(TM) every
> David> time.
> Right, which is why you learn, for your personal email, your company email,
> and for *proper* mailing lists that [this button] means "send it only to one
> guy" and [that button] means "send it to a lot of people".
> This works *EVERYWHERE* except evil mailing lists that set reply-to.  Like
> this one.  No surprise that a lot of mistakes are made on lists like this.

The "cost" of the occasional misstep: one, maybe, two harmless emails
a year that (nearly) nobody pays attention to.

...and when Randal brings this up, without fail, even on lists that
have had this as an explicit policy for over a decade: a whole lot
more, and ever more tedious each time 'round ;-)


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