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Re: [Nmh-workers] When a message goes only to me, as a cc

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] When a message goes only to me, as a cc
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:07:20 -0700

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>But it seems to me that a lot of the complexity comes from nmh not only
>>accepting the (odd, daft, brain-damaged) GNU convention of allowing
>>adjectives after the nouns, but producing such an argv itself.  If
>>postproc knew that argv[argc-1] was the draft file, given argv>1, then
>>it wouldn't need to know, and maintain, knowledge of a gazillion
>>options.  post(8) almost has `file' at the end in the synopsis, if -help
>>and -version were moved then that would be the case, and it would be
>>nice other bits of nmh produced that ordering.
>I don't think we talked about it, but way back when I first posted that
>script there was general discussion about how that was a pain and (I
>believe prompted by you, actually) I fixed that in commit 4857e59b250f2.
>So that should be all done for 1.7.  Well, maybe not the documentation
>bits, but at least now all callers of post(8) make sure the draft filename
>is last.

Would it be hard to provide a similar guarantee for "-whom"? Like, if present,
it would always be the first argument, or it would always be the next-to-last
argument,or some such?

    Norman Shapiro

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