Re: [PATCH 0/6] Sort by from and subject

Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] Sort by from and subject

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 13:10:31 +0300

To: William Casarin,


From: Jani Nikula

On Mon, 25 Sep 2017, William Casarin <> wrote:
> This patch series replaces my original set[1]. I've been using this
> extensivly for about 3 weeks now and I'm pretty happy with it. I've
> added the ability to change sort-order on the fly with the O key
> binding.

I think there are two considerations here:

First, is this something we want to have? Is this generally useful?
There's still the issue of From: and Subject: needing more heuristic for
useful sorting that I mentioned in

Second, if we decide we want this, IMHO the interfaces (both human and
the lib) need to split the sort key and sort order from the
start. Fixing it later on is not going to be fun.

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