What's TOTALLY COMPELLING about Ruby over Python?

Andrew Dalke adalke at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 19 09:20:57 CEST 2003

Ben Finney:
> The "References" header could theoretically allow you get that
> information, but it would be expensive to do so for every message,
> especially in long-running threads.

"expensive"?  How?  Say 10,000 messages with about 200 messages.
A linear scan is fast enough these days, and it's easy enough to
merge the message ids into a lookup table.

                    dalke at dalkescientific.com

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