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Re: [Nmh-workers] Why wasn't I paying attention?

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Why wasn't I paying attention?
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:20:07 -0700

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>During the development of nmh-1.6, there was extensive message traffic
>>about mhshow. Wouldn't I have fewer questions and make fewer stupid remarks
>>if I had paid attention to that traffic? Maybe?  I did try to follow
>>those discussions but couldn't understand most of them.
>I don't think you (or anyone else)should feel bad about that.  Most of
>the discussions about nmh changes have two parts:
>1) Discussion of the concepts behind an interface change
>2) How to implement 1).

In practice, to the extent that I understood 1) I didn't have much problem
understanding 2). After all, I was once a competent C hacker. But I had
problems understanding discussions of mhshow, mostly because I don't know
Mime, nor am I very familiar with RFC 5322 et. al.

    Norman Shapiro

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