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Re: [Nmh-workers] Back to Dates

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Back to Dates
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 10:59:38 -0800

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>I would like to suggest that mhl, show, mhshow, scan and any other mhl program
>>that displays a message, all have a flag, that would take an argument
>>specifying how the time of the message was to be displayed. It would specify
>>one of:
>I don't have a problem with that in theory, but practical matters raises
>their ugly heads.
>First, we have a lot of command-line switches.  That's kind of
>unavoidable with individual commands.  But adding more to the mix might
>not be the right approach.

Yeah, you are right.

>Second, we already have an extension mechanism that can do all of
>that: mh-format(5).

In the meantime, would somebody be willing to send me one that does elapsed
time? I don't much care about the time unit, though I prefer days.

    Norman Shapiro

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