Mail Systems (was Re: mapping files to objects )

Kelly Murray kem@Franz.COM
Wed, 07 May 1997 11:57:31 -0700

> Since what I want to do is at a fairly high level (and, BTW, I'm interested in 
> working on a MTA at some point, but really want an object-oriented store 
> first) I'd love to see more people volunteer to do the things that are at a 
> lower level than where I want to work.  I will write an interface to the unix 
> filesystem if nobody else does, but I was hoping that someone else would find 
> that of interest.

OK.  What I've decided would be a good way to get the code writing ball rolling
is to use this mail system stuff as an example.
I'm going to go ahead and do what I've said, walk-the-walk as I say.
I'll write the low-level SMTP agent, using ACL and Linux and dumplisp,
and then write some bad simple user interface to it.
I can't actually use it myself for my real work, but I will actually
try and use it for something.

I'll then make this code available and
others can see it and play with it, and I hope use it to aid in
other such systems or at least get a more concrete idea of what I'm
talking about.