[Mailman-Users] Threading for integration with message board
dr-bob at uchicago.edu
Thu Oct 5 20:57:55 CEST 2006
At 11:05 AM -0700 10/5/06, Brad Knowles wrote:
>>> That would require potentially re-parsing and modifying every
>>> single message in the archive, every time a new message comes
>>> into the list.
>> Why would it imply that? The message comes in, you determine
>> which thread it belongs to, and all you have to do is (1) go
>> back in that thread until you reach the point where it belongs,
>Right, but a new message can come into a thread at any time in the
>future, potentially years in the future. You'll have to change the
>"next" and "previous" links in the affected pre-generated HTML files
>(for each of the different types of sorting, including date, thread,
>and subject), plus the associated indexes.
OK, that's 6 changed messages for every out-of-order one (+ 3 index
files). That's still a lot less than "every single message in the
archive, every time".
>And then all links which people have put into their messages will
>break, if the archives ever have to be re-generated.
Wouldn't that depend on how and why they're regenerated? If it's just
to add messages, then the same process could be followed, 6 old files
would be changed for each new file, and all the old files could keep
their message numbers.
>> which would just involve re-parsing those messages, and (2)
>> insert it there, which would involve linking the previous
>> message to it and linking it to the next message, or
>> modifying two messages.
>Take a look at the code. Understand what it actually does. This
>process is not nearly so straightforward as you think.
What code? I didn't have any specific code, or algorithm, in mind. It
just seemed to me that inserting a message earlier in a thread
shouldn't be so much more trouble than adding it at the end. As I
said before, it's just:
1 -> 4 -> 2 -> 3
1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 4
If it's more complicated than that, then there's something I'm not
understanding, and I'd appreciate it if you'd explain. Thanks,
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