[PATCH 2/2] Re: Convert to use OptionParser for command line handling.

Christoph Höger choeger at cs.tu-berlin.de
Tue Dec 14 11:04:50 GMT 2010

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Am 14.12.2010 00:48, schrieb Sebastian Spaeth:
>> BTW, I really need some clues about all these UI. This reminds me my
>> first impression when I've installed OfflineIMAP the first time. Why do
>> we have all these UI?
> That is a very good question :). I had actually started to rip out all
> UIs as an experiment, but stopped. At the very least, we could give them
> shorter names that one can actually remember :). We should think about
> what UIs we really want or need. What's your take on this? I hardly use
> the ncurses one, I mostly prefer the TTYUI or Noninteractive.Basic ones.
> I have heard of a couple of others who were also not happy with the
> current UI system.

I did some patches once that completely unlinked the UIs from the code
by using python introspection mechanisms. John did never merge those
patches into the mainline, because he wanted to stay backwards
compatible. You could search the list for them, if you are interested.

best regards,


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