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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