changing behaviour of notmuch show --part=1
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon May 22 14:06:13 PDT 2017
On Mon 2017-05-22 07:32:17 -0300, David Bremner wrote:
> The current behaviour of "notmuch show --part=1 --raw" is somewhat
> peculiar. This is supposed to be the message body, but if the message is
> multipart, it also includes the headers. This seems to be a direct
> translation of an implimentation of quirk of gmime. In gmime 3.0 this
> quirk goes away, and the behaviour of notmuch consequently changes,
> unless we do something about it. I actually think the new behaviour
> makes more sense (you only get the headers with part=0). There seem to
> be several options
> 1) Bug-for-Bug-compatibility: Add special case code for gmime-3.0 to
> output headers.
> 2) Allow-varying-output: Consider the previous behaviour a bug, fixed by
> using gmime-3.0. This makes it hard for people to rely on, although
> how one relies on it currently since it varies by message is a
> 3) Fix the alleged bug: special case the output of the body with
> gmime-2.6 to avoid outputting headers.
i favor (2) for the short term, while treating (3) as an open bug to be
thanks for identifying this, David.
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