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Re: 1:4294967295 (was Re: UID SEARCH responses)
On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, Dave Cridland wrote:
No, please don't over analyze my reductios ad absurda (if you'll pardon my
butchering of Latin) - isn't that as bad as answering my rhetorical
On further study:
Actually, it wasn't an absurd argument at all, and it raises some good
4294967295 is in many, but NOT all, ways equivalent to *. Similarly, 1 is
in many, but NOT all, ways equivalent to the UID associated with msgno 1.
The ways that they are not equivalent are interesting and unique; and the
author of an IMAP client should be aware of these properties.
-- Mark --
Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.