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

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: make-thread with lambda form instead of function symbol
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:38:18 -0700
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Andrew Cohen <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "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.

Excellent, that's good to hear. I'll keep working on this. Oddly, the
main slowdown now is simply finding good documentation on the various
engines' search syntax. I'll also see if there are any other search
engines worth adding.

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