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Re: [PATCH v3] Allow applying filters to summary consecutively

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] Allow applying filters to summary consecutively
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 08:57:36 +0200

> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:50:10 +0000
> From: Gregory Heytings <gregory@heytings.org>
> cc: rms@gnu.org, andrea.monaco@autistici.org, rpluim@gmail.com, 
>     emacs-devel@gnu.org
> >> Yes, my point was to mention the two less mathematical words: 
> >> broadening and narrowing.
> >
> > Narrowing is already being used, but it needs explanation, being a 
> > general notion.  I was looking for a single word or max 2 words,
> >
> This subtread is about rmail-summary-apply-filters-consecutively, right? 

No, it's about the name of the variable and the first sentence of its
doc string.  The rest is easy and not an issue.

> If non-nil, apply Rmail summary commands on the already existing 
> filtering.

"Filtering" is the wrong word here, since we are talking about Rmail
summaries.  Also, this is not about applying summary commands, this is
about generating the summary itself.

> >> That being said, I don't user Rmail but I don't think it obvious that 
> >> filtering is always "intersection".  Someone may filter their inbox to 
> >> see mails from Alice, and add mails from Alice to the filtering.
> >
> > You could read about it in the manual.  It doesn't make a lot of sense 
> > to suggest terminology for features you are not familiar with.
> >
> Well, the fact that I don't use Rmail doesn't mean that I'm not familiar 
> with that feature, which exists in other MUAs.

If you think about this as "filtering", then you have different
features in mind, not the ones discussed here.

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