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Re: [Nmh-workers] configurable part separator lines

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] configurable part separator lines
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:08:43 -0400

ken wrote:
 > >this issue was rather a big itch for me, so i had to scratch it.  i
 > >agree about "not 1.6", but i think i might have it, or something
 > >close.
 > I'm mostly okay with this, but there's one thing I'd like to see
 > changed.

certainly.  i expected to iterate.

 > I'm not fond of the idea of the new pseudo-component you created called
 > "hidden".  I know you can use it as a boolean, but defining it to a fixed
 > string seems wrong to me.

yeah -- that was partly a residue of hard-coding things while
prototyping, and then not fully understanding where to go next.  i
knew you'd have good input in that area.

 > There is an existing function called %(unseen); I think it would be perfect
 > for this.  The way you pass in values to unseen is via the "dat" array
 > (the 5th argument to fmt_scan).  Index value 4 will be the value of
 > %(unseen); see the comments in h/fmt_scan.h for more information.  That
 > just feels closer to how the format engine should work.  There is precedent
 > to overloading those dat[] entries to be used for other things, so this
 > isn't new ground here.

okay -- thanks!  i'll take a look at that.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 41.9 degrees)

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