[ace-users] mb->rd_ptr

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Fri Sep 14 12:18:56 CDT 2007

Hi Asif,

> Another problem with "not" posting to the list is that the other list
> users sometimes do not get to know the actual context of the problem
> originally stated by the new user. Posting to the list using the PRF
> would help us all in knowing the ACE library/framework better.

Yes, indeed!

> I think that mentioning the usage of PRF form on the very web page
> where the mailing lists' addresses are listed could help every new
> user to get to read the about the PRF usage and the location of the
> file in the ACE distribution where its usage is explained.

That's an excellent suggestion.  Please see


for my changes that request the use of the PRF.

> In addition, I suggest that a filtering mechanism on the ACE mailing
> list be instituted as well which would stop "all" the posts "not"
> using the PRF form from appearing on the regular list mail and
> automatically result in a reply detailing the correct PRF usage.

As much as I'd like to see everyone use the PRF, I think an automated
filter might cause more confusion than it solves!!



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