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Re: Generating article numbers in new backends

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Generating article numbers in new backends
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:19:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux) writes:

> Is the above harmless and can I just use these SQL IDs for article
> numbers?

It's harmless, but will lead to Gnus overestimating the number of
articles in the group.  You can avoid this by using `unexist' tracking.
See nnimap for how it does this.

> If not, what is the best practice for generating Gnus-specific
> article numbers? I've not been able to find documentation on any helper
> functions for this. I perused nnimap and nnrss's source, but it's been
> of no help.
> Must I keep a local mapping of SQL IDs to Gnus article numbers?

If you want consecutive numbers in Gnus, I think you do.

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