Filename guarantees

2002-01-15 23:11:19


Currently, no matter how many messages you add to the end MH folder
store, the matching MHonArc archive will always assign the same
filenames to the same messages.  This seems reasonable as well as
extremely useful (it means I can re-gen archives and have all the
external links to individual messages not break), but can I rely on
this?  I'm about to start some large architectural changes to my
site and archives which may result in the archives being regenned
fairly frequently (long story).

Can I reasonably rely on the msg->filename mapping always being
constant remaining true?

J C Lawrence                
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