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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] Allow applying filters to summary consecutively
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 22:15:38 -0500

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  > Did you bind 'q' to some other command in your local customizations, 
  > perhaps?  'q' is by default bound to rmail-quit/rmail-summary-quit, which 
  > quits Rmail.

Indeed, I did that.  I didn't remenber that I had chaged that binding in

(I think the binding of q in summaries would be a good thing to change
by default.)

  > It seems more natural, at least to me, to ask the user how they want the 
  > command to be applied.

To me that seems the least convenient kind of interface.
I'd prefer an interface which doesn't need to ask questions.

Here's a proposal which doesn't involve use of q.

A summary filter command _in the Rmail buffer_ should always
make a new summary, discarding the previous summary first.

A summary filter command _in a summary buffer_ should always modify
the existing summary in that buffer.  If you type | first, you get
union; otherwise, intersection.

I think this will be both natural and convenient.

Additional idea: ~ in a summary buffer could invert that summary.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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