Re: [PATCH] emacs: Add notmuch-show-local-dates option

Subject: Re: [PATCH] emacs: Add notmuch-show-local-dates option

Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:26:59 -0400

To: David Bremner, Kevin Foley,


From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor

On Fri 2020-07-03 19:58:23 -0300, David Bremner wrote:
> The bikeshed must be blue! Uh, I mean what about narrowish screens (80
> columns or so) and or deeply indented threads?

You mean what should happen to messages with headers that are much
longer, like:

To: David Bremner <>, Kevin Foley <>,

?  😛

If someone wants to propose an alternate compact representation that
includes both the local time and the sender's TZ offset from where the
reader is, but is shorter than what i'd proposed, i'm all ears…

I originally tried the more compact:

Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:25:26 -0400 (Sender's TZ +0200)

But that isn't quite as useful as knowing what time the sender thought
it was when they hit "send" (i don't want to have to do the math in my
head).  I also tried just showing the time (not the date) but then that
gets confusing around the international date line.

Time is hard, who knew‽

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