On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 05:19:30PM -0500, wayne wrote:
I really don't think we want to go into this area in the spec.
Agreed. I want to close this (sub)thread as it is too much talk
for too little gain.
The important part of my objection:
On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 12:02:26AM -0700, Greg Connor wrote:
Whatever. The point is: it is not necessarily a bad mechanism.
The error message for "*all" suggests a bad mechanism which
could indicate to the unwary that "*" is valid and "all" is not.
Totally right. "*all" is not a modifier, mechanism, or qualifier.
At first, I thought the spec could be improved to catch this but
you've convinced me it cannot. I'm still convinced however that
the tool _can_ be improved. Let's focus on that.