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Re: [Nmh-workers] Relative Message Numbers

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Relative Message Numbers
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2013 18:13:50 -0700

Lyndon Nerenberg <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 2013-04-06, at 4:28 PM, Bill Wohler wrote:
> > At first I was going to go along, but perhaps we want to reserve the git
> > terminology in case we do threading which would be a closer analogy
> > (parent relationship).
> Wouldn't threading be handled by external scripts?  This sounds like 
> something I would do by generating a list of message-id and references 
> headers, then doing a tsort and feeding the whole mess back into scan/show.

That's certainly what we do in MH-E.

We have talked about threading on this forum in the past so I hope it's
somewhere on The List. I don't think it's reasonable to expect users to
have to write such scripts themselves to have threading.

Actually, now that I think of it, since threading is usually a toggle,
we can use ~ and ^ whether threading is enabled or not. If it's enabled,
these characters operate upon the thread; if not, they operate on
previous messages.

I agree with you; I definitely prefer these over the underscore which
seems more like a word separator than an operator.

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> aka <address@hidden>

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