Re: [PATCH v4 2/3] emacs: `notmuch-show-buttonize-links' only `notmuch-show's a message if it exists

Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/3] emacs: `notmuch-show-buttonize-links' only `notmuch-show's a message if it exists

Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 07:52:30 -0400

To: David Edmondson, Pieter Praet

Cc: Notmuch Mail

From: David Bremner

David Edmondson <> writes:

> [ Trimmed to/cc list. ]
> On Sun, Jan 22 2012, Pieter Praet wrote:
>> * emacs/notmuch-show.el (notmuch-show-found-target-p): new predicate function
>>   that uses notmuch(1) 'count' to see if a query turns up any results.
>> * emacs/notmuch-show.el (notmuch-show-if-found): new function that only shows
>>   a message/thread if present in the database and otherwise returns an error.
>> * emacs/notmuch-show.el (notmuch-show-buttonize-links): some deduplication,
>>   and use new function `notmuch-show-if-found' instead of `notmuch-show'
>>   to prevent showing a blank screen for Message-Id's which aren't present
>>   in the database.
> Mark provided some feedback about this (relating to exclusions), but
> more generally there is a problem that `M-x notmuch-show id:doesntexist'
> will result in an error ("notmuch-show-message-top: Beginning of
> buffer"). That seems like a bug that should be fixed.

This also now seems fixed in 0.23.7-131-g85df8b39