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  • Aristotle commented on Why you probably don't want to use claws-mail

    Again, it sounds like design-by-programmer. I don’t disagree with your complaints.

    The thing is, the people who wrote a program or have been using it for a long time, no matter how inept its design, will always believe it is quite obvious and easy to use. If you barge in there with a barrage of questions, it’s liable to make you look dumb to them. It doesn’t mean you are dumb, but from their perspective it looks that way. And then the slightest show of annoyance or general attitude will invariably look like a show of entitlement of some sort.

    That’s not how i…

  • Olivier Mengué (dolmen) commented on C Programming: What is the difference between an array and a pointer?

    You should put more emphasis on sizeof for pointers: the pointer has no idea of how many elements it points to.

    int array[5];
    int *ptr = array;
    printf("%zd\n", sizeof(array)); // 5*sizeof(int)
    printf("%zd\n", sizeof(ptr));   // sizeof(int*)
    printf("%zd\n", sizeof(*ptr));  // sizeof(int)
  • Toby Inkster commented on Cool things you can do with Perl 5.14

    p5-mop (planned for Perl core in some future version, perhaps 5.20; currently on GitHub, but not on CPAN yet) seems to fit your description.

    Here's some documentation on the syntax.

  • Shlomi Fish commented on Why you probably don't want to use claws-mail

    Hi mauke. I agree with Aristotle here - your tone in the dialogue you quoted was far too rude. Arguably, I may have erred in this respect as well when I was in a bad mood, but from my experience, you can achieve more by being friendly, courteous, respectful and less demanding.

    I'm not going to stop using claws-mail just because its search facilities are underdocumented, because its search is only part of its general functionality and should not be hard to replace with an external program (given enough time, research and know-how).

  • vitoandre.doria commented on Why you probably don't want to use claws-mail

    Holy Moly!

    Sorry to say that but both of you act like assholes and i am not sure who is to blame more?

    The user entering the channel trolling around or the op responding accordingly?

    Well lets get constructive shall we?
    I too use Claws Mail (under Windows). To be honest nearly all E-Mail Clients suck. Someone said once about Claws Mail "it just sucks less than others" and i think that's right. Its flawed in some ways. Like:
    * Why can't i access my mails while its fetching new ones?
    * The search of course! I too would like to see a simple "Search Body…

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