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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh @ gsoc?

From: Michael Richardson
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh @ gsoc?
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:17:45 -0500

>>>>> "Lyndon" == Lyndon Nerenberg <address@hidden> writes:
    Lyndon> A good IMAP client isn't something you're going to write in
    Lyndon> a few months, and certainly not by a student with no prior
    Lyndon> IMAP implementation experience.. IMAP has a lot of subtle
    Lyndon> behaviours that make writing *good* clients difficult until
    Lyndon> you've had a non-trivial amount of experience actually
    Lyndon> implementing the protocol. At one company I worked at we
    Lyndon> went through three complete ground-up redesigns of our IMAP
    Lyndon> server over three years before we came up with something we
    Lyndon> were happy with.

Is a single threaded IMAP *CLIENT* really as complex as the server side?

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