[TUHS] mh/hm, mmh (was: fmt(1): history, POSIX, -t, -c)

markus schnalke meillo at marmaro.de
Sun May 31 23:01:48 AEST 2020


[2020-05-28 09:46] Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com>
> [...] until
> I finally switched from mh (actually the hm version) to the Gmail interface as
> my MUI client. 

Would you be so kind to explain a bit about the hm version of MH.

Ten years ago I wanted to improve nmh, because I found it bad that it took
me months to configure it in so many ways to get it usable for modern
emailing. Even at that point I hadn't found some of its cool features, which
all were deactivated by default. I argued but couldn't convince the nmh
community. Later I used my master's thesis as the opportunity to create an
experimental version of nmh, to convince by demonstration.

Have a look at my master's thesis, if you like:

Actually it became a fork, now named mmh. The project's still active.
Especially Philipp Takacs has done a lot, among that replacing m_getfld(),
a highly optimized mail reading function. See the pre-mmh version of it
for an entertaining read:

This is our replacement:

I'm much interested in any MH background. Shockingly I cannot recall having
read about hm before ...


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