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Re^2: Reinventing the wheel

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Nov 02, 2011 at 23:00 UTC ( #935519=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Reinventing the wheel
in thread Reinventing the wheel

Funny, I thought the accepted party line was "If you're going to write your own {mail server, mail parser, XML parser, web server, et cetera} and you don't know what an RFC is or why that matters, you're wasting your time."

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Re^3: Reinventing the wheel
by DrHyde (Prior) on Nov 03, 2011 at 10:28 UTC
    To be fair, you *are* crazy if you want to write your own MTA, but only because there are so many weird requirements and buggy implementations that you'll have to be compatible with.

      That's half the problem. The other half of the problem is that if anyone else uses your MTA, you've likely multiplied the weird requirements and buggy implementations existing in the world.

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