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

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 07:45:20 CEST 2012

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 1:45 AM, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
> 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 use GMail, which is a good MUA to me (much better than mh, nmh and
their GUIs). I believe most users feel comfortable with emails in
their browsers and won't install some awkward terminal mh, nmh just to
reply to the digest messages. Requirement to "use something proper
beforehand" was neither a solution nor an alternative.

I am not sure that `programs` nowadays makes any sense if you can not
access your data from all the entrypionts.
anatoly t.

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