[Users] [Bug 4059] Sort by date works incorrectly

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Sat Jul 21 22:45:22 CEST 2018


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> Given that the red/black pairs are really copies of
> the same message (with the same date value), I see
> no reason whatsoever why Claws Mail should prefer
> any order within such a pair.

Also there is no reason why CM should prefer showing
an event in the future (received message) before an
event happened in the past (sent message) or changing
that by just moving the pair to another folder.

> Or, looking at it another way: You suggest that,
> when sorting messages with equal date field values,
> some constraints should be placed on the sort order
> (either some additional data, like the order in
> which the messages showed up in the client, or
> preserving the order when moving between folders).

I don't know what is the proper way to fix this.

> This would be an "enhancement", but one which I, at
> least, would object to, as such constraints could
> make the sorting in general slower, and the
> situation they improve is, in my view, a fringe
> use-case.

Well, it can be argued that achieving a quick but
wrong result is not really a gain. And of course you
can argue back that sorting a message sent to oneself
doesn't have any value as it is unusual and would
never be an actual issue.  But the fact remains - the
sorting is wrong, so I thought I should report it.

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