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

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

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:27:40 -0500

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor,


From: Antoine Beaupré

On 2019-11-12 12:19:01, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> On Tue 2019-11-12 10:48:54 -0500, Antoine Beaupré wrote:
>> They need User-Agent:, I want Archive-At:, they will want
>> X-Mailer... when is it going to stop?
> It's going to stop when users are satisfied. :)  I highly doubt that we
> will reach all possible headers.

I wouldn't be surprised, actually. :p

>> I would rather have configurability here than and endless stream of
>> patches to grow a possibly boundless list...
> Configurability is at least as expensive to maintain as a (not actually
> endless) short stream of patches, but i understand different people have
> different tradeoffs they're willing to make.
> Can you suggest which kind of configurability you would prefer: complete
> override, or differential modification?  And if so, why do you prefer it
> over the other choice?  or should there be both?

I have no idea, to be honest. But it's something I banged my head a few
times against in notmuch and I would hate to have to recompile the
entire thing to fix this on a local copy.


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