Re: Filename guarantees

2002-01-17 18:03:15
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002 09:41:05 -0800 
Earl Hood <ehood(_at_)hydra(_dot_)acs(_dot_)uci(_dot_)edu> wrote:

The only major change that might occur is changing from a numeric
system of identifying messages to using message-ids.  I.e.  The
filenames would be the message-id of the message.  This would
allow links to not go stale, or change, if an archive is

Umm, err, ooooo!  Please!  Pretty please!  Please sir!

Since this requires some restructuring of the code, it may not be
done for sometime.  And if done, it should probably be a
configurable option since some users like the numbering system and
for some operating systems, the filenaming limitations may not
make using message-ids as filenames possible.

Good point.

J C Lawrence                
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