ietf-nntp Issue: empty groups
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Wed Jan 1 06:09:15 PST 1997
Brian Kantor said:
>> Suppose that a group contained articles 222 to 234. Thus the response to
>> GROUP would be first=222, last=234, count=13. Now suppose that all the
>> articles are expired, making the group empty. What can GROUP now legally
>> return ?
> Local-disk-based news systems would have returned last=234, first=235,
> count=-1 (which, being less than zero, would have been treated as zero
> by the readers.).
Huh ? -1 ? You don't have a telegraph pole error in your code, do you ?
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