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Re: [Nmh-workers] temporary files

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] temporary files
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:43:40 -0700

Jerrad Pierce writes:
> An edge-case issue with @ be it in . ~/ or `mhpath +`
> is that it does not allow for multiple concurrent replies.
> Scripts should use the not-so-unintuitively named $editalt
> to inherit the correct context. Humans will have to live
> with @ pointing to the most recent message being replied to;
> assuming repl unlinks the first @, and unless editors have
> some way of the user accessing environment variables to
> determine which file to load**. Both of these points might
> be worth documenting?

I guess that I avoid multiple concurrent compositions of all
sorts because it's painful because of the shared draft file
unless one uses long options.


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