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Re: [Nmh-workers] Future directions for nmh

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Future directions for nmh
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:06:16 -0800

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>But I have to ask about the idea of going from one MIME part to another;
>do you really want to do that?  I can only go on how I interact with
>messages; almost always, I want to read the text part, and then interact
>in some other way with non-text parts (generally save them or open them
>with another tool).  'Stepping' through MIME parts is just not something
>that makes sense to me.  Sure, I want to make it as flexible as possible
>and just because something doesn't make sense to me doesn't mean it shouldn't
>be possible!  But I do want to understand the usage case completely.  It
>occurs to me that if we do it right we could make it easy to accomplish
>this via scripts, which strikes me as more of the 'MH way' (basically,
>provide the tools to interrogate the MIME structure of a message and then
>go to the "next" MIME part).

Hear, Hear. But I assume and hope that you are talking about new commands
rather than more arguments to additional commands.

    Norman Shapiro

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