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To: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: rev 164 - in offlineimap/head: . debian offlineimap
From: Martijn Pieters <mj@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 18:22:58 -0400

On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 04:04:07PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> I thought about that, but I figured:
> 1. I don't want people to be using -P by accident.  It could cause some
> harm.  Ie, if you run:
> offlineimap -P -o
> the program will create a directory named -o and fill it with Python profile
> info.  Probably not a great idea, especially for Unix newbies that will have
> a tough time figuring out how to remove a file named "-o" :-)
> 2. I want to operate on the "principle of least surprise" and not do things
> that the user didn't ask for.  In the future, the requirement of using -1
> with -P may well disappear (it's not any hard and fast requirement really --
> it makes results more accurate), so then we have the mess of either changing
> the meaning of -P to no longer imply -1, or of inverting the meaning of -1
> to actually enable threads when -P is used.  Either way, not a great
> outcome.

Okidoki cap'n. I'll buy option number 2. :)

Martijn Pieters
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