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From: Eric Abrahamsen <>
Subject: Re: summary buffer show recent mails when limitting
Date: Wed, 04 May 2022 10:09:30 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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Eric S Fraga <> writes:

> On Wednesday,  4 May 2022 at 13:05, Erik Colson wrote:
>> OK, that sounds like doable.  Is this behaviour linked to a backend or
>> is this purely gnus behaviour ?
> Others will know better but I believe it is purely gnus and irrespective
> of the backend.  My understanding is that the individual group search
> results are concatenated and not sorted after this concatenation.

Yup, this is correct. The search backends do sorting, and the Gnus
*Summary* buffers do sorting, but there would need to be some sort of
intermediate sorting process in the search code itself in order to make
limiting over multiple groups work the way you'd expect.

Maybe there's a simpler solution, but everything I can think of would
involve an awful lot of machinery just to make this case work the way
users would expect.

  reply	other threads:[~2022-05-04 17:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-05-04  7:09 Erik Colson
2022-05-04  8:46 ` Adam Sjøgren
2022-05-04 10:09   ` Erik Colson
2022-05-04 10:37     ` Eric S Fraga
2022-05-04 11:05       ` Erik Colson
2022-05-04 12:27         ` Eric S Fraga
2022-05-04 17:09           ` Eric Abrahamsen [this message]
2022-05-04 12:12     ` Adam Sjøgren

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