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Re: [Nmh-workers] Replace mh-format?

From: Harald Geyer
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Replace mh-format?
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 19:54:23 +0100

>     Jerry> I hope John Romine -- who did MH maintenance at UC Irvine for
>     Jerry> years -- won't mind my repeating something he mentioned to me
>     Jerry> years ago.  He was thinking about replacing mh-format -- that
>     Jerry> is, code like:
>     Jerry>     %4(msg)%<(cur)+%| %>%<{replied}-%?{x-done} %|>%>
>     Jerry> with a scripting language like Tcl, or something else more
>     Jerry> standard.
>   I vote for replacing it.
>   Perhaps NOT with Tcl  --- I've done a lot of Tcl embedding, and I'm
> generally not satisified with it.  I would look at guile, but I don't
> know it enough.

The one in charge for interpreting formfiles is mhl, right? How about
implementing some mhlproc in our favourite scripting language and makeing
the selection of mhlproc more customizable (i.e. on the command line and
not only from the profile)?


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