[PATCH] Sort message UID list

Dave Abrahams dave at boostpro.com
Sun Jul 8 16:26:28 BST 2012

on Sat Jul 07 2012, corvus-AT-gnu.org (James E. Blair) wrote:

> Return a sorted list of UIDs in getmessageuidlist.
> Some MUAs (and their users) like to display messages in UID order
> (or "order received").  If offlineimap is used in IMAP<->IMAP mode,
> then the order messages are received by the second IMAP server will
> be different because offlineimap iterates over a UID list produced
> from the keys of a dictionary, which is unsorted.
> This change sorts that list of UIDs so that both IMAP servers will
> have their messages in the same order (except those times where
> messages are appended to folders on both repositories between
> syncs).

Would you mind explaining what practical difference this change makes
for a user of offlineimap?


Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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