Jeff King <> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 05:52:31PM -0500, Jeff King wrote:
> ...
>> The maildir spec explicitly says that readers should not make
>> assumptions about the content of the filenames. Mutt happens to write
>> them as:
>>   ${epoch_seconds}.${pid}_${seq}.${host}
>> so in practice, sorting them kind of works. Except that ...
>> << it does not work >> ...
> That ordering is not necessarily useful.
> ...
> So it is somewhat against the maildir spec, but I think in practice it
> would help.

I do not think it would help, unless these epoch_seconds are the
sender timestamps.  And the number of digits in epoch-seconds for
recent messages would be the same, so ordering textually would be
sufficient if ordering by timestamp were.

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