Certs -- can't just buy 'em at your local 7-11
mobius, the update in my entry should have been placed after the rest of the material on the subject of certs, as it was supposed to update that to "it's all good". Points well taken, though.
I have begun to rewrite pcm in... *drum roll* Perl. After a short internal battle about using the right tool for the job versus toying with it endlessly as a way to improve my Scheme or O'Caml, I decided that I actually want to use the darn thing sometime soon.
Among the improvements already going in are a sane plugin system (everything is a plugin, so I don't have to keep a separate dtable for them), the ability to add new commands without having to deal with the rest of the sources (comes free with a plugin system), and using Term::ReadKey to accept commands, and having plugins get the data from the user themselves.
In short, where pcm was once a clone of mailx, it is now a copy of something resembling a really limited mutt.