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Re: [Nmh-workers] m_getfld

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] m_getfld
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:42:11 -0600

Norm wrote:

> Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
> >>> Message parts should be provided by some
> >>>layer, with a more natural API, that's above it [m_getfld],
> >>
> >>Then you might want to also consider bringing out the functionality of
> >>that layer as a user accessible command or maybe a pair of commands
> >>analogous to mhstore and mhlist.
> >
> >Wouldn't it make more sense to switch mhstore and mhlist over to the
> new
> >API?
> >
> >--Ken
> I don't know. I don't know that the new API looks like. Also, there
> might be some difficulty, keeping  mhstore and mhlist upward compatible
> with their older, less powerful, versions. This might adversely affect
> the design of the new programs' interfaces.

My guess is that a new API would support maintaining the
existing mhstore and mhlist.  They currently have intermediate
layers, in mhlistsbr.c and mhstoresbr.c, that might even be
a good start for an API.  If not, they should be adaptable to one.


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