[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Nmh-workers] ;-style aliases?

From: David Levine
Subject: [Nmh-workers] ;-style aliases?
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:33:11 -0500


The alias file is supposed to support aliases with a semicolon
instead of the usual colon:

    alias ; address-group

to include the alias name along with each address.  So, this:

    nmhworkers; address@hidden

expands to:

    nmhworkers <address@hidden>

That works.  (The alias gets quoted if necessary.)  This doesn't:

    nmhworkers; nmhlist
    nmhlist: address@hidden

That behaves the same as a :-style alias, so the alias name isn't
included in the expansion.

Unless someone knows of a use for these ;-style aliases, I
propose removing support for them.  Another possibility would be
to update (or remove) the documentation for the feature and
leave the code as-is.

Or someone could jump in and fix the code.  It's not a lot, but
it's beyond my tolerance for mutually recursive, stateful,
uncommented functions with two-character local variable names.

I looked at EXMH and MH-E and didn't find any uses of them.
EXMH has this TODO item:

    Provide support for editing "named" lists in aliases

but I'm not sure if that's the same thing.



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]