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Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:08:59 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Node support

On 29 Apr, 2013, at 13:52 , Frank Dittrich <> wrote:
> On 04/29/2013 10:22 AM, magnum wrote:
>> I added -node support for Markov as it's not in core and we already had it in the contest branch.
>> This means that
>> 	./john -markov -node=2/3
>> is superior to
>> 	./john -markov=0:33%:67%
>> I think we should deprecate the latter syntax.
> Agreed.
> How to proceed?
> Add a warning when the old syntax is used, pointing out --node?
> Adjust doc/MARKOV?
> In a future release, finally drop the old syntax?
> Or just drop the old syntax when --markov[=...] --node=... has been tested?

Personally I'm in favor of just dropping it. We can't guarantee resuming across Jumbo versions anyway, for wads of reasons. The only safe recommendation is to keep using the original version when resuming.


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