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From: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
To: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
Cc: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: Re: lei q --output vs --mfolder [was: [PATCH 1/2] doc: start manpages for lei commands]
Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2021 16:47:53 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87y2fzy2gm.fsf@kyleam.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210207205902.GA24479@dcvr>

Eric Wong writes:

> Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com> wrote:
[...]
>> But in this case, I think --output is the better name, so if we're
>> dropping one, I'd vote to cast out --mfolder.
>
> Alright, I'll think about dropping ...  Right now, it's still
> supported, but masked out of --help output but with a "MFOLDER"
> placeholder.
>
> Perhaps a note in the man page noting it's mairix analogue is
> sufficient?

As someone that has only looked into mairix a few times but not used it,
I'd find the pointer helpful, I think.

>> Using MFOLDER rather than PATH as the metavariable seems a bit confusing
>> to me because the target isn't a directory for --format values other
>> than "maildir".
>
> Fwiw, mairix uses "mfolder" for mbox and IMAP destinations, too;
> (I've never used IMAP with mairix, but have every intention of
> supporting IMAP in lei).
>
> "LOCATION" may also be a suitable placeholder *shrug*

Oh, IMAP destinations.  So PATH isn't a great choice then.  In that
case, switching to MFOLDER or LOCATION as the placeholder sounds fine to
me.  I guess MFOLDER would be good at this point for consistency with `q
--help'.  I've made a note to do that when updating the lei manpages
(hope to get to that tomorrow or the next day) assuming you haven't
handle it before then.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-07 21:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-01  5:57 [PATCH 0/2] doc: initial lei manpages Kyle Meyer
2021-02-01  5:57 ` [PATCH 1/2] doc: start manpages for lei commands Kyle Meyer
2021-02-06  9:01   ` lei-q doc thoughts... [was: doc: start manpages for lei commands] Eric Wong
2021-02-06 19:57     ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-07  3:33       ` Eric Wong
2021-02-07 19:58   ` lei q --output vs --mfolder [was: [PATCH 1/2] " Eric Wong
2021-02-07 20:33     ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-07 20:59       ` Eric Wong
2021-02-07 21:47         ` Kyle Meyer [this message]
2021-02-07 21:55           ` Eric Wong
2021-02-01  5:57 ` [PATCH 2/2] doc: add lei-overview(7) Kyle Meyer
2021-02-01  6:40   ` Eric Wong
2021-02-01 11:37     ` Eric Wong

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