[PATCH] Re: Sort message UID list

Dmitry Alexandrov 321942 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 22:42:35 BST 2016

Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net> writes:

> On Sat, Jul 07, 2012 at 08:16:56PM -0700, 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).
>> Signed-off-by: James E. Blair <corvus at gnu.org>
> Thanks; applied to pu, for now.


I’ve just installed OfflineIMAP, made an initial sync — and got my mail
folders in a messed up order, so I found this thread.

The point is, as I can see [0], that a list of messages is returned
unordered for now again.  So may I ask, what happened with this little
patch over the last four years?  Why was it reverted back?

[0] https://github.com/OfflineIMAP/offlineimap/blob/473be4c66fd98f767257c861d7783049a234e33f/offlineimap/folder/Base.py#L305

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