Re: [opendkim:bugs] #222 Enhance config file element handling for unrecognized tags/parameters

From: SM <>
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:40:52 -0700

Hi Andreas,
At 12:34 29-03-2015, A. Schulze wrote:
>is it called "minimum surprise" ?
>the removed feature broke an existing configuration. that's bad.
>for the user and the reputation of the software in question.
>To avoid such things any piece of software could simply print a warning,
>accept and ignore historical parameter.

A feature was removed. In this case it is better to fix the
configuration file instead of having the user believe that the
feature will still be working. How about printing a warning in the
next version and failing in versions after that?

S. Moonesamy
Received on Sun May 03 2015 - 18:54:19 PST

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