[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Nmh-workers] A script for threading

From: Joel Reicher
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] A script for threading
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 01:13:26 +1100

> The trouble with using sequences is that all the existing nmh programs
> ignore order within sequences and just handle the messages in ascending
> numerical order; this is pretty useless for threading and means we can't
> just tweak sortm and pick. (Unless you want to maintain folders in thread
> order, which would require enough intelligence in refile to insert new
> messages without having to rethread the entire folder.)

Maintaining folders in thread order with incremental updates is
*very* difficult, AFAICT.

I realise sequences are effectively unordered; my suggestion was for a
*hierarchy* of sequences, i.e. multiple sequences to reflect (some of)
the threading information. Listings of subthreads would still be done
using spin by giving it a sequence, for instance, but having a
hierachy of sequences means thread navigation would be possible, i.e.
the thread navigation consists of moving from one sequence to another,
using the sequence name itself to determine where to move to.


        - Joel

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]