[Python-ideas] Python-ideas Digest, Vol 65, Issue 43

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Wed Apr 25 00:45:47 CEST 2012

On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:42:24 +0300
anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Chris Rebert <pyideas at rebertia.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 4:10 AM, Hobson Lane <hobsonlane at gmail.com> wrote:
> > <snip>
> >> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM, <python-ideas-request at python.org> wrote:
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> > Please avoid replying to the digest; it breaks conversation threading.
> > Switch to a non-digest mailing list subscription when not lurking.
> But to reply to a non-digest message you need to receive it in
> non-digest mode, which didn't happen already. The only way it makes
> sense is when you ask the Mailman to resend message again. I don't
> know if that's possible.

Your initial statement is - or at least may be - wrong. If the digest
is in one of the well-known formats, a good MUA will let you burst a
digest into individual messages and reply to them just like any other
message to a list. mh, nmh and GUI's built on top them can do this.

I haven't subscribed to a digest of any kind in years, so don't even
know if any of my current mail readers can do that. The reason I don't
is a different solution to same problem: current mail agents are
sufficiently power that I can automatically mark/tag/file all messages
to a list and then deal with them outside the normal flow of email,
just like a digest.

There are other, more esoteric solutions (like the formail program),
available as well.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/
Independent Software developer/SCM consultant, email for more information.

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