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Re: [Nmh-workers] Implementation question: function or component for loc

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Implementation question: function or component for local mailbox?
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:42:19 -0500

ken wrote:
 > As previously discussed, I've been looking at putting the "From" address
 > in message draft via extensions to the format language (the existing
 > syntax doesn't have that ability).

can you expand on that?  what is it that can't be done?

 > I see two possibilities as to how to implement this:
 > - A new function, e.g. %(localmbox).

can't this be done now, with something like "%(profile Local-Mailbox)"?
(or similar -- my mh-format skilz are sketchy at best.)


 > - A new pseudo-component, e.g. %{localmbox}.
 > In terms of implementation ... they are probably a wash.  The first
 > requires a new format instruction; the second does not, but it does
 > require some stuff in the interpreter side, and that actually is a
 > little bit magical as components you are interested in are "seeded"
 > before you call fmt_scan() (this is why some programs use a special
 > "text" component); obviously this one would be handled internally.
 > The advantage to doing it as a component would be you could use address
 > functions like %(proper) on it (but I don't know how common that is).
 > The disadvantage is that you could never have a "real" message component
 > called "localmbox"; I don't know how common that would be either.
 > Thoughts?  I've gone back and forth on this and I don't really know
 > which would be better.
 > --Ken
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 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 37.8 degrees)

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