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Re: How to get the branch name into the commitlog and email message

From: Russ Sherk
Subject: Re: How to get the branch name into the commitlog and email message
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:11:36 -0500

On 11/28/05, Larry Jones <address@hidden> wrote:
Russ Sherk writes:
> I don't really think that it is anti-social.  If someone wants to post a
> quick question on the newsgroup and not be bombarded with personal emails
> from the group's users, it is reasonable to use a fake email.

It may be reasonable to use a fake email address, but not one that's in
a legitimate domain -- that *is* antisocial.  As per RFC 2606, the four
top-level domains .test, .example, .invalid, and .localhost are reserved
for testing and example purposes and are thus guaranteed to never be
assigned.  Likewise for,, and  So,
if you insist on making up a fake email address, please use one of those

Look out!  Here come the RFC references!  Duck.  Maybe someone should have submitted a comment to RFC 2606 to include another top-level domain: .bogus or .antisocial "for the purpose of avoiding spam and other unsolicited emails when asking a quesiton on a newsgroup when it is your first post and you are not sure about the people on the newsgroup."

Seriously, I don't know why you guys get so worked up about the use of cutsie fake email addresses.


-Larry Jones

He doesn't complain, but his self-righteousness sure gets on my nerves.
-- Calvin

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