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From Noel <>
Subject Re: Feature idea: Expiring rules
Date Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:57:37 GMT
On 6/13/2017 2:45 PM, John Hardin wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jun 2017, Noel wrote:
>> On 6/13/2017 12:10 PM, Dianne Skoll wrote:
>>> On Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:59:27 -0700 (PDT)
>>> John Hardin <> wrote:
>>>> Dependencies.
>>> Yes, that would mess things up.  Probably shouldn't be able to
>>> expire
>>> rules that others depend on.  The parser could check for that
>>> and make
>>> them non-expiring (with a warning.)
>> Maybe expired rules could automatically score as 0.01 rather than
>> invalid.   Then log a warning to remind the admin.
> How do you adjust the scores of the meta rule(s) depending on it?

A non-expiring meta depending on an expiring rule?  Aim the gun away
from your foot.

But this shows that "expiring rules" isn't a simple thing.

A meta that expires would drop.  A valid meta that depends on
expired rules would have to be a fatal error; there's no reasonable
default action.

I guess that goes back to dropping expired rules, with a warning in
the docs about what happens with dependencies.

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