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Re: [Nmh-workers] date math

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] date math
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:19:50 +0000

Hi David,

> Ken wrote:
> > Norm wrote:
> > > Shouldn't that be the default?
> >
> > You know ... maybe?  What do others think?
> No, because date is the sender's context.  And it's easy enough to
> change how it's viewed.

It's not sender's, it's senders'.  There are many senders of a group of
emails, e.g. I've just gone through twenty-odd `date math' ones.  When a
thread's emails travel via mailing lists, some of which are moderated,
and others directly, arrival time doesn't match send time.  sortm on
date does the right thing, but stepping through them and mentally doing
the conversions is a pain, and I'm GMT/UTC most of the year so I have it

>From a quick survey of MUAs, any newcomers to nmh are going to expect
recipient time.  Oldies that prefer sender's, or both, have probably
already deviated from nmh's defaults and won't notice the pandering
change for beginners.

Cheers, Ralph.

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