Re: Reply inline in notmuch-show buffer, "mu4e-conversation style"

Subject: Re: Reply inline in notmuch-show buffer, "mu4e-conversation style"

Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:52:25 +0200

To: David Edmondson,


From: Pierre Neidhardt

David Edmondson <> writes:

> How? Don't I still have to hit one key?

No, you just start writing at the end of the buffer, this area is then
marked as writable.

>> - No need to play with buffers to display both the thread and the composition.
> If a thread is any length, I will want to split the window to show older
> mail while I'm writing my comments at the bottom of the thread. So there
> might only be one buffer, but two windows, so I'm not sure of the
> benefit.

True.  But if the thread is not that long, or if we only want to look at
the last thread, then we don't need to.  With a separate buffer, we
always have to play with the buffers to display them side by side, for instance.

> Well, this presumes a particular workflow and set of mail
> clients. Whether it's a good idea to top post without the bottom is
> debatable, I think.

I'm confused: can it be top-posting if there is no citation?

Citations don't offer much guarantee in terms of data integrity.  If
someone wants to read the previous message, they should open the
previous message, regardless of the workflow / client I think.

All this can be made optional and configurable.

Pierre Neidhardt
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