Jacob Fugal wrote:
> The only reason I defended the regex was because you claimed it was
> invalid.

I don't remember that. I dislike complex solutions like this Regex 
because they are error prone (as proved by your correction for Tim's 
rfc822.rb), I didn't claim yours was invalid.

> If you're original argument had been that the regex was
> unnecessary, I'd probably have agreed with you. Validating email
> addresses by form is pointless. If someone doesn't want to give you
> their address, they won't. Requiring them to input a valid fake
> address instead of an invalid fake address doesn't improve your data
> at all. The only reason I can see that being necessary is to prevent
> malformed addresses from breaking your application in some way. But if
> that's a problem, fix the application, not the email address.

I totally agree with you.

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