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Re: [PATCH 5/7] add imported "FDT" module for flattened device tree oper

From: Phillip Susi
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/7] add imported "FDT" module for flattened device tree operations
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:33:28 -0400
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On 4/4/2013 3:15 PM, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> Actually list sets Reply-To, so it is not necessary reply-to-list.

Only badly behaved ones do.  This field is for the SENDER to set ( for
instance, if they do not want to get a duplicate reply and have the
reply only to to the mailing list ), not the mailing list.  See

>> so please use reply-to-all instead.
> And I was so often chastised exactly for using reply-to-all.

Then they were wrong.

> So what do you suggest when one subscriber requests reply-to-list
> and another - reply-to-all?

Always use reply-to-all.  If a subscriber does not want to get a
direct reply, they can simply set the reply-to header to point to the
mailing list and they won't get a duplicate reply, but other people
who want the reply, or messages cross posted to multiple mailing lists
will not be broken.  Alternatively they can set up a filter to notice
when the message has been sent to both them and a mailing list they
subscribe to and delete the duplicate.  Another alternative is offered
by most mailing lists where you can configure it to not send you a
copy of the message if you are already listed in the to or cc.

Any way you do it, the onus is on the person not wanting the duplicate
to avoid it, not on everyone else, especially when doing so causes
some people who should get a copy of the message not to, which is much
more harmful than someone getting a duplicate copy they don't want.

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