Re: [PATCH] Add --message-headers flag to notmuch-show

Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add --message-headers flag to notmuch-show

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:48:54 -0500



From: Antoine Beaupré

On 2019-11-11 10:39:11, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> On Mon 2019-11-11 10:26:18 -0500, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>>  - What is the specific use case for this? For example, can you identify
>>    situations where different headers need to be emitted by different
>>    users?  Even one motivating example would help others on this list
>>    understand why they might want to care :)
> ah, sorry, i've just read
> and its associated messages, so i can see that some of the questions i'm
> asking are already under discussion.
> I see that you just want user-agent and x-mailer for your own purposes.
> Maybe it would be worthwhile to propose that narrow, limited change as a
> simple patch, without configurability and see what it looks like?  I
> would personally be more likely to advocate for merging a patch that
> meets the specific needs of a notmuch user, and increase the
> configurability surface of notmuch.
> If processing a couple of extra headers on a long thread is too
> expensive for some consumer, i'd suggest that is an optimization for the
> consumer to tackle.

They need User-Agent:, I want Archive-At:, they will want
X-Mailer... when is it going to stop? I would rather have
configurability here than and endless stream of patches to grow a
possibly boundless list...


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