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Re: make-thread with lambda form instead of function symbol

From: Andrew Cohen
Subject: Re: make-thread with lambda form instead of function symbol
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:13 +0800
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>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:

    >> And a side-side comment: if the different backends allow
    >> different criteria then search groups from different backends
    >> will prompt for different criteria for each backend. Cumbersome
    >> but occasionally helpful.

    Eric> Actually, in the implementation I'm working on now, I've
    Eric> removed the additional criteria. The general query language
    Eric> makes selecting imap keys unnecessary, the gmane "author"
    Eric> criteria can simply be transformed from the "from" keyword
    Eric> (not to mention that this support is now theoretical!), and
    Eric> all the other backend criteria specify groups: can't we just
    Eric> take that from the group search spec?

Eliminating the criteria sounds good---it was present just to deal with
the non-uniformity of search query formats across different  backends,
so once the universal language is in place it should go away forever.


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