On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:02:08 -0800, Carl Worth <cwo...@cworth.org> wrote:
> One distinction is that I have all of my "notmuch tag" commands operate
> globally rather than just on new messages. One of the things that really
> annoyed be about sup was that the support for automatic tagging worked
> as a hook on messages as they were processed. So I couldn't use any of
> the tags for searches prior to the time that I had added a particular
> tag rule. I definitely didn't want to replicate that bug.

Sometimes I manually override a rule-based tag.  If automatic tagging
operated on old messages, overrides could be superseded.  When I add
automatic tag rules, I first execute them manually and globally from the
command line.

> To do my "global" searches quickly, I do a similar subsetting, but it's
> much simpler. If I'm adding the "notmuch" tag I do "and not
> tag:notmuch". We've even had the proposal of making "notmuch tag" do
> that automatically.

That sounds like a good idea.  What happened with that proposal?

> Meanwhile, I'm planning on eventually moving entirely away from any tags
> that are driven entirely by searches like this. Instead, I'd like to
> just have good support for "saved searches" where we have some syntax to
> perform string expansion on configured search terms. 

Saved searches is a very good idea.  I look forward to it.

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