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From: Ted Zlatanov <>
Subject: Re: How about gnus-registry-precious-only-p?
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:15:55 +0000
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On Wed, 20 May 2020 12:47:25 -0700 Eric Abrahamsen <> wrote: 

EA> It occurred to me that if you're not using the Gnus registry's
EA> split-with-parent functionality, there really isn't any need to let it
EA> bloat up with thousands of entries. If all you're doing with it is
EA> setting registry marks on messages (or using Gnorb's Gnus<->Org
EA> tracking, or message tagging), the only entries we ever need are those
EA> where we've explicitly added "precious" information to a message.

I agree, and think that it should be t by default (keep only precious

I would go further and never record non-precious messages on exiting the
group, to avoid the extra cycles.

EA> [Gnorb-related addendum: I've never used registry split-with-parent,
EA> because it seemed like the potential for chaos was high. But if we only
EA> keep a very controlled number of entries in the registry, this could
EA> provide an alternate mechanism for creating groups that hold messages
EA> related to an Org heading. Gnorb can do that now with ephemeral groups,
EA> but these would be real mail groups: track the first message, move it to
EA> a group "about" an Org heading, and subsequent replies to that message
EA> will get moved as well. Hmm, could messages be copied instead of
EA> moved...?]

I have seen no interest in this, so it's your call whether there are
enough users to justify the effort.

Ted Zlatanov <>

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-20 19:47 Eric Abrahamsen
2020-06-09 16:15 ` Ted Zlatanov [this message]
2020-06-12 16:04   ` Eric Abrahamsen
2020-06-16 17:08     ` Ted Zlatanov
2020-06-16 18:29       ` Eric Abrahamsen
2020-06-16 19:08         ` Ted Zlatanov
2020-06-16 21:46           ` Eric Abrahamsen
2020-06-12 14:46 ` Bob Newell

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