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, 22 Jan 2012 11:10:02 +0000

To: Pieter Praet, Mark Anderson, Aaron Ecay, David Edmondson, Jameson Graef Rollins, Austin Clements

Cc: Notmuch Mail

From: Mark Walters

> * 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.

I like this in principle but it interacts awkwardly with the automatic tag
exclusion. If the id:<message-id> matches a message with an excluded tag
then notmuch-show-if-found will not let you view it, but if you typed the
same search in a search field it would show you the message. 

Note notmuch show currently does not currently respect excluded tags (see
id:""), and this is not completely trivial to
fix since it is not clear quite what its behaviour should be in some
corner cases.

Perhaps we could have an option like "--include-all" to notmuch
search/count to tell it not to apply the exclusions. On the other hand
that might also be useful as something the user can type in a search box
so a special search term (eg include:all) might be better.

Best wishes