[issue11245] Implementation of IMAP IDLE in imaplib?

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Fri Feb 25 20:40:00 CET 2011

Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> added the comment:

imaplib has no particular maintainer and I know little about it.
Doc says it implements 'a large subset of the IMAP4rev1 client protocol as defined in RFC 2060." I do not remember any discussion on pydev, over the last several years, about imaplib. I presume just the subset was chosen because of some combination of necessity and feasibility, as judged by the implementors.  Hence the complement, the unimplemented subset, would be 'not done' rather than 'not wanted'. If your proposed new feature, an IDLE command, is part of this complement, then I would assume that a patch would, in principle, be acceptable.

I cannot comment on your particular proposal, but I hope the above helps as far as it goes.

nosy: +terry.reedy
stage:  -> test needed
versions: +Python 3.3

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