[Patch v2 0/3] emacs: allow show to colour based on tags and flags
markwalters1009 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 16:37:22 PDT 2012
On Mon, 30 Apr 2012, Austin Clements <amdragon at MIT.EDU> wrote:
> I haven't really looked at this series yet, but I do have a quick
> high-level question. Why use separate customization variables for the
> colors in search and show mode? Wouldn't it make more sense to set
> the colors just once and use them in both modes?
I think that their use is somewhat different since in show mode the
colour can be quite high contrast because mostly you only have a few
header lines (that may depend how much time you spend in
expanded/collapsed views); one example is that in show mode the header
line normally has a background colour (I think even without
customisation) whereas in search mode that would be weird as every line
would have it.
> BTW, I like how this clearly distinguishes tags and flags. I wonder
> if we could transition to flags for some information that's current
> shoe-horned into tags but actually represents immutable information
> about a message (attachment, signed, and encrypted or so).
Yes some of those could make sense: I hadn't thought about them at
all. I think attachment is closer to a genuine tag as I frequently include
tag:attachment in my searched but I would guess that searching for
signed/encrypted is not as common (but I don't use either so could be wrong)
> My one concern is that there's a common tag called "flagged", so this
> might be overloading terminology.
I hadn't thought of that: I agree but don't have a good suggestion for
> Quoth Mark Walters on Apr 29 at 11:48 pm:
>> This is a rebased (but otherwise unchanged) version of
>> id:"1334431301-27303-1-git-send-email-markwalters1009 at gmail.com".
>> It's probably too late for 0.13 but in case anyone would like to look
>> at it this version applies cleanly to master so should be easier to
>> The first two patches are basically David Edmondson's patch
>> id:"1325006003-27152-1-git-send-email-dme at dme.org".
>> Best wishes
>> Mark Walters (3):
>> emacs: Move colour line from search to lib
>> emacs: Add `notmuch-show-line-faces' and apply it.
>> emacs: allow notmuch-show-line-faces to use flags for colouring
>> emacs/notmuch-lib.el | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
>> emacs/notmuch-show.el | 44 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>> emacs/notmuch.el | 15 +--------------
>> 3 files changed, 59 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
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