email mangling (Re: cvs commit: src/bin/ls cmp.c extern.h ls.1 ls.c ls.h print.c util.c

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at
Fri Mar 24 17:54:31 UTC 2006

John Baldwin wrote this message on Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 12:25 -0500:
> On Friday 24 March 2006 11:44, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 04:38:02PM +0000, John Baldwin wrote:
> > ...
> > >   Submitted by:   Andrzej Tobola ato at iem dot pw dot edu dot pl
> > 
> > i understand that this is an attempt to prevent email harvesting,
> > but don't you think that such programs will be smart enough
> > to recognize sequences of 'foo at bar dot baz' and convert
> > back to regular email addresses ? :)
> Yes.  I just copied this behavior from other folks and have been doing
> it for probably years now.  If someone wants to come up with a standard
> (no obfuscation, obfuscation using algo X, etc.) I'm all for it.

After a user complained about me putting his email address in a
commit message, I have adopted the policy of just using the person's
name..  Yes, email adresses are the internet's unique ID, but, the
name is still unique enough for most things..

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