Changing preferences [again and again and again....]
Mark H. Wood
mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Tue Sep 23 14:58:10 CEST 2008
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 09:37:22AM -0400, Charly Avital wrote:
> Robert J. Hansen wrote the following on 9/22/08 3:47 AM:
> > David Shaw wrote:
> >> If they are so horrible, suggest a different way to handle them. Better
> >> to fix it in code rather than document something you feel is confusing.
> > Remove the option.
> > Seriously. I think key preferences ought to be considered analogous to
> > "--cipher-algo": you can tweak them if you want, but it's not
> > recommended and should be hidden from the user by default. If a user
> > uses the --expert flag while --edit-keying, then present it. Otherwise,
> > make an executive decision on a reasonable preference set and be done
> > with it.
> I've received this same, identical e-mail 8 different consecutive times.
You are not alone; I've received dozens of copies.
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Typically when a software vendor says that a product is "intuitive" he
means the exact opposite.
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