[aur-general] Perl PKGBUILD review

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 4 01:52:17 UTC 2017

On 12/03/2017 07:29 PM, beest wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 03, 2017 at 01:47:51PM -0500, Eli Schwartz via aur-general wrote:
>> You do not need to obfuscate your email address, alternatively you
>> already have older versions that are quite discoverable and contain the
>> unobfuscated version. That being said, you used the single most common
>> "obfuscation", which AFAIK all spambot scrapers know how to interpret.
> In fairness, this has been advised per the AUR wiki page (with
> accompanying "user at domain dot tld" examples) for a while now. It's
> pretty pointless, but I doubt anyone reading PKGBUILDs will be confused
> by it. I tend to follow prior contributor style and keep obfuscations
> just for giggles.

Well, at least some people use proper rot13 encryption...

I'd definitely agree as far as leaving others' email addresses the way
they wrote them. But my email address is already readable in git
metadata so I don't really see the point of bothering at all on my own

Eli Schwartz

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