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Re: [Nmh-workers] Items for nmh 1.7

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Items for nmh 1.7
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:24:59 -0700

Ralph Corderoy writes:
> Hi Jon,
> > I think that people should have to flip a switch to get the new
> > behavior.  Avoids the "breaking things" surprises.
> How about the opposite of Python's `from future import ...'?  Have a
> ~/.mh_profile entry like `old-fogey' or `stuck-in-1989' as a global
> decision maker when code changes to support both old and new ways.
> Wouldn't help when the code to support `old' is being discarded because
> keeping both isn't practical, but for the smaller choices of defaults,
> etc., you could set the flag once and then forget about it?
> Cheers, Ralph.

That would be fine.  In this case, the change won't affect me.  But, if
someone has a pile of mhn that they depend on it would be nice to give
them some time to convert instead of just creating an emergency for them.


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