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Re: [Nmh-workers] configurable part separator lines

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] configurable part separator lines
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:37:00 -0400

ken wrote:
 > Thanks for the work; it looks good!  Unfortunately, since we're in a
 > feature freeze for 1.6 I don't think it can go in there.

yup, that's fine.

 > Is there a reason you did colorization in your wrapper script, as
 > opposed to just doing it directly in the format engine?  1.6 supports
 > retrieving some terminal parameter strings directly from terminfo(5),
 > like the codes to set foreground and background color.  If it's not
 > useful for people I'd just like to understand where it's deficient.

to be honest, i didn't remember that i could use mh-format to apply
the color directly, and since i was already colorizing headers using
sed, i just expanded that.  i think i'd also want a unique syntax
anyway, since sometimes i want to remove the markers, not colorize
them.  (hmmm...  i suppose i could simply supply a null marker format in
that case.)

as much as i love mh, it has perhaps the most arcane and baroque
system of configuration of any program i use.  i'm willing to hack an
mh-format once in a while, but it's not my first stop for a quick fix. 
so thanks for the reminder.  i'll take a look and see if doing some of
this in mh-format might be cleaner in long run.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 38.5 degrees)

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