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Re: [Nmh-workers] The attach feature

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] The attach feature
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:16:39 -0500

Norm wrote:

> 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 interface between mh and the user is the shell.
> It's  surprising that it took thirty five years.


If a user doesn't want to use whatnow but wants to use
the attach feature, they could manage the magic headers
manually or via simple scripts (or now, mhmail).

I find whatnow esp. helpful when juggling multiple drafts.
That happens a lot in this era of multitasking.


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