When viewing a question or answer that has gathered a lot of attention, viewing the comments on the answer become a pain. The comments are ranked based on the up-votes they receive and the ordering totally changes the context. See a response here.
There are many comments that are targeted to specific users and cause a small but important dialogue. It gets increasingly difficult to follow the dialogues as the question/response receives more attention and hence comments (yes I know, the comments should not include long dialogues, but still following up on them helps).
Is it possible/foreseeable to have a
reply-to link as we do in chat?