The alias file is supposed to support aliases with a semicolon
instead of the usual colon:
alias ; address-group
to include the alias name along with each address. So, this:
That works. (The alias gets quoted if necessary.) This doesn't:
That behaves the same as a :-style alias, so the alias name isn't
included in the expansion.
Unless someone knows of a use for these ;-style aliases, I
propose removing support for them. Another possibility would be
to update (or remove) the documentation for the feature and
leave the code as-is.
Or someone could jump in and fix the code. It's not a lot, but
it's beyond my tolerance for mutually recursive, stateful,
uncommented functions with two-character local variable names.
I looked at EXMH and MH-E and didn't find any uses of them.
EXMH has this TODO item:
Provide support for editing "named" lists in aliases
but I'm not sure if that's the same thing.
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