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Re: [nmh-workers] Additional things

From: Michael Richardson
Subject: Re: [nmh-workers] Additional things
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:08:45 -0400

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:
    >> What does friendly{} do exactly?
    >> mh-format just says "user-friendly rendering".

    > Hm, I guess we should improve that documentation a bit.

    > If there's a "personal name" (Anything before <>), then it will return
    > that.  If there's no personal name but there IS a "note" (comments
    > string AFTER an email address), it will return that.  If there is neither
    > of those, it will try to parse the email address as an X400 directory
    > name and try to extract out a few of the fields from it to return.
    > If that fails it will just return the bare email address.  Basically,
    > it's trying to take it's best guess as to what is the real name in an
    > email address.


I think that maybe the X400 part could get ripped out as dead code? :-)

Not sure how to do a pull-request with savannah.


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