Re: [PATCH 1/2] emacs: maildir fcc make insert more flexible

Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] emacs: maildir fcc make insert more flexible

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:23:52 -0300

To: David Edmondson, Mark Walters,


From: David Bremner

David Edmondson <> writes:

> On Monday, 2017-08-28 at 12:27:03 +0100, Mark Walters wrote:
>>>>  The fcc-header should be of the form \"folder +tag1 -tag2\" where
>>> I realise that this patch set didn't add this string, but it is mildly
>>> ridiculous. There's no reason that we couldn't use a list, where a
>>> leading “+” or “-” indicates a tag and anything else is a folder.
>>> Even two variables (one for folder and another for tags) would be an
>>> improvement
>> The reason for this choice is that, when writing the postpone code, I
>> wanted to keep within the message mode compose world, which has the fcc
>> header as a string.
> You could add whatever headers you like.
>> I think I would also only like to be queried once when inserting. Or are
>> you suggesting that the user types in a lisp list?
> If we prompt for it then we could do multiple prompts - we already have
> a completion-capable reader for tags.

There was in fact a request for this feature in
id:87shgtgiux.fsf@len. OTOH, it seems like a lot of this discussion
talks about enhancing or re-factoring the existing draft/fcc
handling. Would it be possible to seperate that out, even if it means a
list of pre-requisite changes before this feature is added?

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