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Re: [Nmh-workers] Format function to create wrapped header lines?

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Format function to create wrapped header lines?
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:14:32 -0400

Ken wrote:

> Hrm.  I thought about that, but it seems like it's slightly suboptimal;
> You'd have to deal with a header that would take up a lot of space.

As in more lines?  I see 3 or even 4 screenfulls of header fields in typical
messages these days, so a few more lines won't matter.

> Also, if you want 'nice' formatting, you need something smarter that knows
> about the length of the header (like what formataddr does).  Really, I
> think you could adapt most of the formataddr code, except for splitting at
> commas.  It may be that my concerns about "nice" header formatting are not
> worthwhile.

I don't think it's worth the complexity.  I don't usually look at
References, and the default mhl.headers doesn't cause it to be displayed.


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