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Re: ihave and server upgrades

2009-01-21 10:47:32

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 09:57 -0500, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
Hi Kjetil,

--On January 21, 2009 2:37:50 PM +0100 Kjetil Torgrim Homme 
<kjetilho(_at_)ifi(_dot_)uio(_dot_)no> wrote:

I don't suppose there's anything to do about it, but it still riles me.

good point.  one solution is to remove dead code (e.g, like Cyrus' "byte
compile") from the script at upload time.

Or when you upgrade a server, the server ought to have a "sieve lint" tool 
that can scan all existing scripts (as would happen during an upload a 
script) and report problems that the admin can take action on.

I don't think that's realistic -- some extensions can be implemented
entirely by the interpreter, with no need for any other part of the mail
system to get involved. So if the interpreter (a shared library, let's
say) is upgraded, there's no good way to inform the mail system what
changed and to run a lint process.


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