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Subject: Re: integrated delivery system
From: "Roger Fajman" <RAF @ CU . NIH . GOV>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 18:21:28 -0400 (EDT)
To: chuqui @ plaidworks . com, rsk @ gsp . org, list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM

> > Actually, that's *not* my version of reality.  *My* version of reality
> > includes a standard which eliminates the differences between the
> > command syntax and semantics of majordomo, listserv, listproc etc.
> > by codifying them in an RFC.
> first, ain't not gonna happen. too much history here now. Second, not
> really necessary. Most users simply aren't that heavy users of list
> services. Good, easy to use documentation and clear instructions and
> making things easy help a LOT more than trying to make everything the
> same.
> you don't need to make all list servers use the same syntax (and you
> couldn't if you wanted to. That needed to be done a decade ago). But
> you can make WHICH server is serving systems irrelevant.

I agree.  Web-based list subscription and unsubscription will make
command syntax much less of a problem than it is today.

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