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Re: Pushing the `gnus-range-*' functions down into the C layer

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Pushing the `gnus-range-*' functions down into the C layer
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 17:25:04 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 09 Sep 2010 23:58:01 +0200 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> 

LMI> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>> I think it's a good idea.  We've seen IMAP article numbers overflow
>> native Emacs ints at least once and it's been discussed a few times, e.g.:
>> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.gnus.general/65390/match=overflow
>> so maybe this API needs to support true 32-bit ints (perhaps through
>> doubles) as per RFC 3501.

LMI> Well, I was thinking that the range things would just have normal Elisp
LMI> ints in them (like they do now), so having the ranges in C wouldn't
LMI> actually solve that problem.

I meant "while you're in there..." :) but it's not a significant need
compared to the other issues with Gnus you're targeting.  So never mind.


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