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Re: [Nmh-workers] Threads

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Threads
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2013 20:44:17 -0400

On Sat, 06 Apr 2013 16:38:22 -0700, Lyndon Nerenberg said:
> In fact, the whole concept of 'threads' is something I would like to keep
> outside of the base toolset.  The reason being there is no single definition 
> of
> what a 'thread' is, and even when you can come up with a definition, it's
> almost always context sensitive.  I have never found an MUA that can come even
> close to expressing the sort of detail I want when dealing with threads.

exmh apparently has at least some thread support.  However, I don't use
it because it has completely horrendous perfornamce characteristics, since
the folder I want to use it the most has thousands of messages and hundres
more each day.  As a result, it has to read all the messages of interest so
it can find all the In-Reply-To and References: headers.

You'd really want to have a cheap incremental method of adding incoming
messages to a thread database, similar to how rcvstore currently updates
the unseen sequence.

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