[Haskell-cafe] [off-topic / administrative] List Reply-to

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Wed Oct 11 06:47:30 EDT 2006

Mikael Johansson <mikael at johanssons.org> writes:

> * It violates the principle of least damage, and it encourages a
>   failure mode that can be extremely embarrassing -- or worse.

> I'd be surprised if private mail leakage happens that much to
> Haskell-cafe, or for that matter if it'd be embarrassing to the point
> the author is talking about.

Well - when I specifically ask to reply to author only, it is because
the message isn't appropriate for the list.  If I'm lucky, it's only
off topic, if I'm unlucky it contains confidential and/or embarrassing
information.  Either way, all subscribers get a copy each of
irrelevant material. 

If I inadvertently mail somebody in private when intending to post to the
list, I will have to repost, but apart from one person receiving one
extra copy, no harm is done. 

I feel very strongly that the latter case is more desirable.

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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