Changing preferences

Charly Avital shavital at
Mon Sep 22 15:37:22 CEST 2008

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.

If I'm the only one in this list with this situation, something must be
wrong somewhere in my neighborhood.


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