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Re: [Nmh-workers] new mhmail

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] new mhmail
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:02:46 -0700

David Levine <address@hidden> writes:
>Norm wrote:
>>    --foo bar (adds a component named "foo" with value, "bar". (This
>> notation is analogous to one used in pick).
>OK, I'll look into this.  I think that pick's --component is
>the only double-dash switch in nmh and I'd rather not add
>another.  I'd prefer something like:  -header-field foo:bar,
>or any other suggestions?  Esp. a switch name that doesn't
>start with "h".

(A detail: foo may not contain any :'s, but bar, of course, may)

If you do that, then you might consider adding the same, redundant, switch to

>> With those features the program becomes a fairly powerful draft
>> generation utility.

Maybe this, basically new, and pretty complex program, needs some field usage
before committing to specific specifications. So you might want to, temporarily,
put a remark in the man page, to the effect that the program is at the beta
level, and is subject to changes introducing incompatibilities.

    Norman Shapiro

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