OT / SARE: 70_sare_specific.cf lint error

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM
Sat Jul 23 16:43:52 IST 2005

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Agreed, but shouldn't it error out gracefully / meaningfully rather than 
a clueless error pointing to an altogether different rule(set)?

- dhawal

Julian Field wrote:
> I could well believe it. Each rule is turned into a Perl function. So 
> rule names are governed by the restrictions applied by Perl on what 
> makes a valid function name. Function names cannot start with a number. 
> No point reporting it to SA Bugzilla, it is beyond their control.
> Dhawal Doshy wrote:
>> A follow-up to my previous mail(s)
>> SpamAssassin doesn't understand Rule Names that start with a number, i 
>> had to change my rule_name from '2nd_xx' to 'Second_xx'. I couldn't 
>> find this documented on the SA site or Wiki (though there are some 
>> documented limitations on rule_names like being 22 characters long etc..)
>> While there are limitations in rule_names, SA started throwing errors 
>> that were absolutely not related to the actual problem.
>> If someone can confirm this behaviour, then we could possibly report 
>> it to the SA bugzilla.

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