[nos-bbs] status of MID/BID comparison

Michael E Fox - N6MEF n6mef at mefox.org
Thu Feb 12 14:21:45 EST 2015

Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest that we rush.  It's just that too many "ham"
issues create a bunch of bluster and then just die, without a resolution.
And this one seems to have created quite a bluster.  So I'm trying to see
what we can do to keep this moving toward a resolution.  

If I had the C-language skills (and could read French), I'd try to help.
But I'm a network guy and I haven't written a significant C program since
the 90s.  Plus, I don't speak French.  Pero, hablo Espanol ... muy, muy
poquito!  ;-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: nos-bbs-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:nos-bbs-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of Maiko Langelaar
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:44 AM
> To: TAPR xNOS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [nos-bbs] status of MID/BID comparison
> > Perhaps he can convince the BPQ developer to no use
> > case sensitive comparisons
> One BPQ operator will try and convince the developer based on third party
> information from a very limited group of people to not use case sensitive
> comparisons. How well versed is the BPQ operator on this material ? It's
> not a shot against the operator, but I don't think we should rush this.
> > (or perhaps make it a configurable option so sysops can
> > turn it off if they're having problems).
> And that would just contribute to the overall problem.
> I don't want to rush into approaching the developer of BPQ until this
> is better looked at, better understood, and maybe more complaints start
> to surface about it. And now that the FBB stuff looks like it too is
> possibly case sensitive (based on a quick check of the code), it could
> complicate any arguments made for or against.
> Sorry, I'm just not comfortable doing this right now.
> PS: I'm not telling anyone what to do or what not to do, I'm not
>      anyone's boss, just saying what I'm thinking, sigh ...
> Maiko
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