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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.6 -- proper comment char in .mh_profile?

From: chad
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.6 -- proper comment char in .mh_profile?
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:05:15 -0700

On 10 Jul 2014, at 10:17, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:
> The same parser that reads email messages (m_getfld()) also reads the
> profile (also, it does sequence files).  So to truely handle comments
> would require changes to m_getfld(), which nobody is itching to do.
> In theory we could simply ignore fields which begin with a '#' and not
> put them in the profile structure; that might be worth doing.  But that
> would still not permit '#' as a generic comment character; you'd still
> need to have a colon in there.  It's one of those old MH things that
> isn't wonderful, but none of the fixes are easy.

I knew the second half, but not the first half. Thank you for taking
the time to educate me, and for all your work on nmh.


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