Re: [notmuch] RFC: output json from notmuch?

Subject: Re: [notmuch] RFC: output json from notmuch?

Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:42:07 -0400

To: Scott Robinson, notmuch


From: David Bremner

On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:05:07 -0800, Scott Robinson <> wrote:

> I have a patch for a --output=(text|json) for both notmuch-show and
> notmuch-search. I mentioned it earlier on the list, and no one seemed to have
> any interest.

Ahh, I missed that. I think it was just before I subscribed to the list,
and I skipped over the subject about perl and python.

> Is it worth updating to HEAD and trying again?

Sure, it sounds more complete than what I have. You could also wait and
see what feedback this thread gathers.

On a different topic (and in response to Carl and your earlier
discussion), as a counter-weight to the desire to avoid dependencies
(which I agree with), I also think we should be careful about how many
embedded copies of code there are, from the point of keeping up with
security problems.  This is probably a bias I picked up from Debian.

David Bremner                                  Professor, UNB Computer Science			                 Cross Appointment, UNB Mathematics			   MITACS Atlantic Scientific Director