>I believe that nmh users are sophisticated enough that they actually
>know what a Locale is, and an encoding, and if they google for more
>information they will understand what they read. I think that they
>are going to want a way to specify what they want in their mh_profile
Weeeelll ... my reluctance there is I don't want to duplicate Unix
functionality without a very good reason. And Unix already umpteen
ways to do this; you could wrap all of the nmh commands with aliases
or shell wrappers, for one. It just feels unnecessary.
>We have a terminal room with shared workstations that all have a
>very restricted number of Mathematica licenses. I haven't been there
>for a few years, but it used to be the case that Mathematica wanted
>LC_ALL=C which had the result that people couldn't send mail from
>those terminals using some of their favourite mailers, and moreover
>had absolutely no clue as to what was wrong.
Really? Way to blow it, Wolfram!
>One thing I do not
>know is how common it is, these days, for people to share computers.
>A long time ago it was common. Then it became uncommon, as everybody
>used their own personal laptop. These days, at least around here, there
>is a sizable segment of the population which doesn't own anything
>larger than a cell phone or a tablet, so the demand is on, again
>for shared spaces.
We have a very different environment, which is not surprising. For
stuff like email, everyone has their own workstation. For higher-power
computing, there are a few centralized systems; email works on those
systems, but it's generally not used.
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