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[REBOL] pop question Re:

From: sterling::rebol::com at: 28-Sep-2000 13:49

Actually, neither will happen they way you have specified it. This is because you have called REMOVE which will only remove the first element (use CLEAR). But to answer the real question: bag: open pop://user:[pass--email--com] length? bag == 5 and DO NOT close it while my program runs for, say, 10 minutes. If the server receives 3 more messages for me during that time and I then do: CLEAR bag ; !!!!!!!!!! note, CLEAR removes all items, REMOVE does one close bag All 5 items will be removed and the next time you check your mail you will have the 3 new messages. It's easy to check since you can mail yourself some messages while you have the port open and I strongly suggest you do this for two reasons. One, understanding usually comes better through doing than hearing and two, you will prove that is DOES work like this and will not worry that you got the wrong info from somebody else (like me). And I don't want to responsible for lost email in case the server you access is totally weird. :) Sterling