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bug#11359: 24.1.50; Difficulty using report-emacs-bug with mew

From: Harald Hanche-Olsen
Subject: bug#11359: 24.1.50; Difficulty using report-emacs-bug with mew
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:42:54 +0200 (CEST)

[Glenn Morris <address@hidden> (2012-04-27 18:18:57 UTC)]

> Harald Hanche-Olsen wrote:
> > Ah. I see. But then define-mail-user-agent seems incomplete. At the
> > very least, maybe the docstring for define-mail-user-agent should
> > mention send-mail-function? 
> I don't think so. A mail user agent is a separate thing from a mail
> transport agent.

Agreed. If emacs has managed to separate the two concepts to the point
where you can mix and match the two, that is good news. (I think they
used to be lumped together? In any case, I am pretty sure mew does not
at present take advantage of this.)

> Also, define-mail-user-agent is not something a user
> should call. The mail package should do it. So if Mew does not do that
> for you, I'd say that is a Mew bug.

Hmm. I am guessing the reasoning is that they want to just autoload
the whole package. But they could of course make a minimal file, call
it mew-setup, say, and ask the user to (require 'mew-setup). It would
lead to less clutter in peoples' .emacs files. I'll suggest that to
the mew maintainer.

> > which is a subsection of Mail Mode.
> I don't see that (there is no "Mail Mode" section in the current manual).

Whoops. It turns out that I have been reading the emacs 23 manual.
Argh!! (My emacs is in a nonstandard location. I get the right manual
if I type g (emacs) in the Info buffer, but the wrong one if I pick
from the top-level menu. I should have realized that.

I'll go back and reread the manuals a bit, I guess. Both the emacs one
and the mew one.

- Harald

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