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* msgthr - non-recursive, container-agnostic message threading
@ 2016-12-11 23:43 Eric Wong
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From: Eric Wong @ 2016-12-11 23:43 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Initial draft of the README

msgthr - non-recursive, container-agnostic message threading
------------------------------------------------------------

Message threading based on the algorithm described by JWZ in
<https://www.jwz.org/doc/threading.html> and used in
countless mail and news readers; but with some features
removed and improved flexibility:

* No pruning of non-leaf ghosts.  Readers are not shielded
  from deleted or lost messages.  Equivalent to setting
  "hide_missing" to "no" in mutt.

* No grouping by subject.  This makes things ideal for short
  messages such as chat and status updates.  For email, this
  encourages the use of proper client which set In-Reply-To
  or References headers.  Equivalent to setting
  "strict_threads" to "yes" in mutt.

* No recursion; all algorithms are non-recursive to avoid
  SystemStackError exceptions in deep threads.
  Memory usage is bound by the number of lightweight containers
  needed to represent a thread.

* Message format-agnostic, not limited to email or NNTP;
  but even appropriate for forums, blog comments, IM, etc.
  For mail and NNTP messages, that means you must extract
  the Message-ID and parse the References and In-Reply-To
  headers into an array yourself.

Source code
-----------

	git clone git://80x24.org/msgthr

Contact
-------

Feedback is welcome via plain-text mail (no HTML, images, etc).
Please send comments, user/dev discussion, patches, bug reports,
and pull requests to the open-to-all mailing list at:

	msgthr-public@80x24.org

No subscription will ever be required to post.  Please Cc: all
recipients as subscription is not necessary.

Mailing list archives via HTTPS: https://80x24.org/msgthr-public/
Or NNTP: nntp://news.public-inbox.org/inbox.comp.lang.ruby.msgthr

You may optionally subscribe, but will never be required to:

	msgthr-public+subscribe@80x24.org

This README is our homepage, we would rather be working on cool
stuff day than worrying about the next browser vulnerability
because HTML/CSS/JS/images are too complicated for us.

* https://80x24.org/msgthr/README

Copyright
---------

Copyright 2016, all contributors (see git repo).
License: GPL-2.0+ <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.txt>

msgthr is copyrighted Free Software by all contributors, see logs in
revision control for names and email addresses of all of them.

msgthr is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
the License, or (at your option) any later version.

msgthr is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
License along with this program; if not, see
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.txt

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