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Re: sorting by date

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: sorting by date
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:43:01 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Friday, 25 Nov 2016 at 11:13, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> On Nov 25 2016, Eric S Fraga <> wrote:
>> For this group, I have tried specifying
>> (gnus-thread-sort-functions '(gnus-thread-sort-by-date
>> gnus-thread-sort-by-total-score))
>> in the parameters list for the group.
> How exactly did you do that?  Methinks that there should not be a quote
> character.

Actually, there does need to be a quote, it would seem.  At least, it
doesn't grok the line properly without it.

In any case, I have tracked down the problem. The variable (not

,----[ C-h v gnus-sort-gathered-threads-function RET ]
| gnus-sort-gathered-threads-function is a variable defined in ‘gnus-sum.el’.
| Its value is ‘gnus-thread-sort-by-date’
|   This variable may be risky if used as a file-local variable.
| Documentation:
| Function called to sort the articles within a thread after it has been 
gathered together.
| [back]

defaults to gnus-thread-sort-by-number.  Changing this (as above) does
the job for me.  This does mean, to me, that the documentation on
threads and scoring is misleading, especially with respect to


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