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Re: [Nmh-workers] Message with repeated content

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Message with repeated content
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:35:33 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
 > Paul Fox <address@hidden> writes:
 > > Profile Lookup .. The first match found for a particular component will be
 > > used
 > Why the first instead of the last? Maybe because that's the way Bruce Borden
 > happened to program reading the lines of .mh_profile, one afternoon during 
 > the
 > American Civil War? Or is there a better reason?

if the search order was "system-installed file first", then using the
last match would make sense.  but since the user's profile comes
first, it has to be able to override the system setting, otherwise it
would be useless.

the fact that the $MHSHOW/$MHBUILD etc variables come in between makes
no sense -- one would usually view an environment variable as a
high-priority override, but not in this case.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 62.6 degrees)

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