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

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Holes (was: nmh in near, medium, and far-term)
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 15:57:02 -0500

bill wrote:
 > 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.

huh.  am i the only one that keeps adding digits to the scan display
format?  :-)

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 50.4 degrees)

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