Re: indexes

From: Kent Landfield <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 09:11:18 -0500 (CDT)
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# Having a defined value that sets sort order in config.h or making it a config
# file item is not really nice.
# Why don't we just build the index files sorted both ways all the time? I.e
# one thread-index with the newest mails topmost
# one thread-index with the oldest mails topmost
# one author-index in alphabetical order
# one author-index in reversed alphabetical order
# etc
# Especially when the amount of mails pile up, I would find it very useful to
# be able to reverse the ordering with just a click on the dedicated link.

This is already in the the TODO file. ;) although I added the examples as it was listed just for the date index. I'll add your examples to make it optional for all index types.

# While I'm at it:
# Why not make a list with all stored attachments with links to the mails that
# contained them (sorted alphabetically I guess)? Would be great for
# product-oriented mailing lists in which patches, updates and similar are
# frequently posted. Would decrease the amount of
# now-in-which-mail-did-they-post-that-patch-I-need-badly-to-survive scratches
# in many heads.


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