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Re: [Nmh-workers] urls from mhpath, and message store abstraction layers

From: paul vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] urls from mhpath, and message store abstraction layers.
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:10:24 +0000
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On 2/6/2012 3:58 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> IMAP messages are immutable. You cannot change them after the fact.
> This us one of the many tricky issues with supporting an IMAP message store. 
> E.g., it will be difficult to make anno behave correctly in all cases.

if the underlying message store is immutable, i expect anno to do one of
two things:

1. maintain state locally -- this means other IMAP users on the same or
other hosts will not see anno's changes.

2. fail.

overall i prefer #2.

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