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Re: [Nmh-workers] The attach feature

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] The attach feature
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:14:15 +0100

Hi Norm,

> Of historical interest:
> Whatnow now has features not available to shell users. This
> represents, the perhaps inevitable, denouement of an argument I lost
> decades ago. I believed then, and believe now, that the whatnow
> feature was a mistake; that the correct in terface between mh and the
> user is the shell.

Some years ago, back when source was hard to come by, when trying to
script `help desk' manual actions I found replicating what whatnow(1)
was doing a pain and wished it was more dumb, or even non-existent,
having users roll their own.

Cheers, Ralph.

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