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Re: [Nmh-workers] cleaning out the cobwebs

From: markus schnalke
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] cleaning out the cobwebs
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 21:38:19 +0100
User-agent: nmh 1.3

[2010-11-01 20:57] "Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX)" <address@hidden>
> The "JLR" question prompted me to take a quick scan through the code
> base.  A lot of the conditional compilation is leftover from the pre-
> or early-POSIX days (e.g.  string and network related functions that
> are now standardized), SMTP client hacks that are no longer
> applicable, and support for obsolete features (e.g.  KPOP).
> At the least I think it's worthwhile to make a pass through the
> source, eliminating the HAVE_* conditionals that are no longer
> necessary in the age of ANSI/POSIX.  It's also long overdue to clean
> up the SMTP client code to bring it into line with the current port
> 587 submission regime.  Between the two I think we can get most of the
> way towards no longer depending on autoconf, which would be a big win
> for those of us building the code on lighter-weight hardware and OSes.

While reading much nmh code these days, I also feel that parts of the
code are ancient. I'd like to support any effort in renewing it.

Autoconf is something I dislike.

> I have the tuits to do this, as it relates to a work project for which
> I'll have to do it anyway.  Game?

(Could you explain ``having the tuits'', please.)


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