[notmuch] [PATCH 6/9] Reply to individual messages using message library

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Fri Nov 27 21:22:36 PST 2009

On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 05:30:12 -0800, camalot at picnicpark.org wrote:
> From: Keith Amidon <keith at nicira.com>
> As an alternative to creating a reply from the current thread, this
> commit provides functions to create replies directly in emacs using
> the message library.
> A future commit will provide keybindings so that they are easy to
> change if a different set is preferred.

Can you fill me in a little bit here? The message-mode documentation is
quite thin on what the distinctions are between "reply", "wide-reply",
and "followup".

Meanwhile, I don't think we have any need to support different
implementations of reply, (that is---I don't want one binding for a
"notmuch-based reply" and another for a "message-mode-based reply"
without any functional difference in the result).

Instead I'd like to define what the functionality is that we want here,
and then provide that. I do like taking advantage of things like
message-mode functionality wherever it exists, so I'm happy to have the
default reply button do (with-current-notmuch-show-message
(message-reply)) or whatever.

But meanwhile, I'll *also* want to understand what the variations are
here so that we can *also* implement them inside of "notmuch reply" so
that non-emacs-based interfaces can easily get at similar functionality.

So I'm holding off on pushing this patch until I understand it better,
(and documentation strings for the new functions might help for
that---provided they have more detail than the corresponding
documentation strings for the message-mode functions being called).

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