[neomutt-devel] Types for everything
rich at flatcap.org
Tue Aug 7 13:49:05 CEST 2018
> > the code would expand the variables at time-of-use.
> Is it possible to have an own syntax to make sure that it
> will be expanded at time-of-use?
That's a good idea.
> the user doesn't have the control to decide when it will be executed.
That's a problem with a lot of (neo)mutt: *What* happens *when*?
> Maybe we should try to finde some use cases to check which
> is the "best" solution.
I doubt anyone's really analysed the problem before.
The current method would be to escape the ` or $ enough times that the
parsing code didn't process them. But... this relies on the code
expanding the variables before use.
> * `cmd` - when the variable is set
> * ``cmd`` - when the variable is used
Hmm... it would also apply to $config variables, so I'd suggest a
specific *assignment* operator, e.g.
# Evaluate NOW
set variable = "$folder/`date +%H`"
# Evaluate at TIME OF USE
set variable T= "$folder/`date +%H`"
> Will it be just for filesystem path or are there changes on
> hooks, etc as well?
Yes, it should apply to the hooks, too.
I'm only changing the config, for now, because that's a bit I understand.
Rich / FlatCap
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