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Re: [Nmh-workers] [patch] snapshot of my MIME handling improvments

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] [patch] snapshot of my MIME handling improvments
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 17:55:14 -0800

> - I changed Jon's attachment system to get the attachment header name
> and format from the profile and not from command line arguments. This
> made the involved commands and functions less bulky because the values
> need not to be passed through all the time. It also makes this data
> avaliable to any program who ``likes to take part''. This alone I
> regard as an improvement.
> The new profile names are: `attachment-header' and
> `attachment-format'. (attach_fmt should likely be a char* too.)
> The -attach and -attachformat cmdline options of whatnow(1) and
> send(1) vanished.

I have difficulty seeing this as enough of a savings to be worth breaking
backward compatibility.  If you really have to do this then you should
provide an upgrade script so that users don't get their stuff broken when
they upgrade.


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