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bug#6675: 23.2; field, header and headers

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: bug#6675: 23.2; field, header and headers
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:28:13 -0600
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On 6/29/11 6:15 PM, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:
tags 6775 wontfix
close 6775

Leo<address@hidden>  writes:

However in function names and arguments in message.el and Gnus, header
usually means 'field' and headers means 'header'. Sometimes field is
used directly to mean 'field' as in message-fetch-field.

I find this inconsistency confusing. I think message.el and Gnus should
follow the same terminology used in the RFCs mentioned above and other
files, for example those in mail/, in Emacs to be consistent with their
use of 'field' and 'header'.

Yes, it's unfortunate that (especially older) functions in Gnus use
"field" where we really mean "header", but changing function names and
breaking third-party code for consistency here isn't worth it.

defalias + make-obsolete = define-obsolete-function-alias

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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