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Re: [PATCH 1/4] imap-send: add wrapper to get server credentials if needed

On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 09:55:56PM +0200, Nicolas Morey-Chaisemartin wrote:

> > On the other hand, if we're hoping to get rid of this code in favor of
> > the curl-based approach, then it's not worth spending time on
> > cosmetic refactoring, as long as it still behaves correctly in the
> > interim.
> Looking at the code, it seems the tunnel mode always uses the legacy imap approach.
> This would have to be ported to curl and stabilized before dropping the legacy code.

Urgh. That's an important mode, I'd think, and one that I have a feeling
curl may not be interested in supporting, just because of it's
complexity. And even if they did, it would take a while for that curl
version to become available.

So maybe the idea of deprecating the non-curl implementation is not
something that can happen anytime soon. :(

> In the meantime, it might be worth doing a bit of cleanup.

In which case, yeah, it is definitely worth cleaning up the existing
code. But I also agree with you that it's worth making sure the curl
version behaves as similarly as possible.