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Re: [Nmh-workers] urls from mhpath, and message store abstraction layers

From: Earl Hood
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] urls from mhpath, and message store abstraction layers.
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:00:03 -0600

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Joel Uckelman wrote:

>> If/when IMAP support is added in, mhpath will return
>> imap URLs.  If one is using the existing classic storage
>> model, then local pathnames are returned.
> IMAP URLs aren't paths, at least not in the sense I take 'path' to have
> in 'mhpath'. Maybe we could add 'mhurl' to produce URLs (and file: URLs
> for local storage!) and leave mhpath producing paths?

Tomato, tomahto.

"Path" can have different meanings depending on your context,
but if you want to be pedantic, maybe have a new program called
"mhloc" to represent the location of an nmh resource.  mhpath
can then just be mhloc, but with a pre-configured setting that
if the resource is to a local file, it provides a local pathname
instead of a file: URL.

Regardless, mhpath should not barf if the resource happens to
be a non-local pathname.  It will still return a URL for such


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