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Re: [Nmh-workers] Wishlist item - beefing up slocal pattern matching

From: Norman Shapiro
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Wishlist item - beefing up slocal pattern matching
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 07:32:51 -0800

Igor Sobrado <address@hidden> writes:
>In message <address@hidden>, Joel Reicher writes:
>> I remember a while ago that people were wanting the slocal pattern
>> matching to be full regular expressions. I still think that is a good idea,
>> but it's occurred to me that the pattern matching of a maildelivery file
> and the search criteria of pick do much the same job, so I'm now thinking
>> it would be a good idea for pick and slocal to share that machinery.
>> Any enhancement to pick would be an enhancement to slocal.
>> Since pick can do full boolean expressions, I think a new maildelivery
>> syntax might have to be introduced. That's the only part of this idea I
>> don't like.
>> Thoughts?
>I would like pattern matching to be case sensitive.  There are some
>antispam services (e.g., Postini) that rely on capital letters on
>user defined fields in the email header (those starting with "X-").
>An example: http://spam.acm.org/public/filters/faq/postini_transf1.html
>Don't know if standard fields in the message headers can be capitalized
>in different ways, but it will certainly be useful to allow case-matching
>at least as an optional feature.  On the other hand, Unix users are
>accustomed to use the right capitalization for commands, filenames,
>and so on...  ;-)

Although pick matches a lower case letter in the pattern insensitively, upper
case letters in the pattern match only upper case letters.

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