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

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.6 -- proper comment char in .mh_profile?
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:25:00 -0400

Chad wrote:

> On 09 Jul 2014, at 10:12, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > Now technically #: is creating a profile entry for a command called `#',
> > but we recognize that as special and ignore duplicates of it.
> Forgive the comment from the peanut gallery, but if the code is
> already handling ^# specially, why not go all the way and make it
> a comment character? Is there a use for supporting #foo as a command?

No, there's no use for that.  It was done because it was simple
to implement given the way that the profile is parsed.

A leading : (optionally preceeded by whitespace, I think) could
be used if you want a single character indicator for a comment line.


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