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Re: mailutils

From: Alain Magloire
Subject: Re: mailutils
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 19:52:02 -0500 (EST)

> > 
> > The it is handle is too complex for me, this is
> Sorry, I'm not sure what you're saying here...  I think
> you're saying that these mailbox operations are too
> complex for you, is that correct?

Yes 8-)
I meant to say that our underlying library, mailbox, has
some shortcomings and flaws that we should remedy next time
around.  IMHO(others on the list may not agree) it is cumbersome
to use, maybe the use of "C" was the problem 8-).

> > why we are planning a rewrite of the mailbox library
> > for version 2, but we want to learn a little more from
> > version 1.
> Ok... what is it that you're trying to learn, and what is it
> that you're interested in changing?

- Clear distinction between lower level APIs, for example
if you want to __just__ use the POP3 API to do something,
it is not possible.

- Clear distinction between policy and implementations
For example, some decision like where files should be etc ..

- Make it easier to "plug" in new Formats.

- better mime handling, PGP etc ...

It is clear to me that the actual design, was good for a first start
but has some drawbacks, but lets not rush the actual implementation
its good ground to play and learn new things.

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