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[Nmh-workers] Holes (was: nmh in near, medium, and far-term)

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: [Nmh-workers] Holes (was: nmh in near, medium, and far-term)
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 12:06:31 -0800
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Paul Vixie <address@hidden> writes:

> On 12/6/2011 8:43 PM, Ken Hornstein wrote:
>>>> It seems that IMAP has the concept of a "message sequence number",
>>>> which is a number from 1 to the number of messages in a folder; that
>>>> might be the right thing to use.
> no. MH message numbers can have holes and can be reassigned. IMAP is
> always 1..N, no holes.

You know, unless I'm missing something, the holes in our messages
numbers could be considered a bug. I find it annoying to have to use
"folder -pack" occasionally. If we kept our folders packed, then we
could get rid of the folder -pack option.

See my next message...

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> aka <address@hidden>

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