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Re: [Nmh-workers] IMAP, again

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] IMAP, again
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 22:11:12 -0400

>Hashing of the message contents really helps make git not rely as much
>on the semantics of file names, and this is where I thought that git's
>approach might be most interesting.

Right, but think about this: with nmh, the semantics of the filenames
IS the important part.

>Beyond that, email messages are generally large (compared to calendar
>entries, anyway) collections of text. Changes to messages mostly involve
>small deltas to metadata.

Note that messages in IMAP are immutable; we don't have to worry about
changes to a message.


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