As for the quantification of spy noirs, it appears you are referring to a post from July where I was dealing with much more substantive issues than the actual number count of spy noirs. My reference there was an estimate of the number that you had identified on your own, as opposed to the ones already identified by others. Looking at the numbers you presented at Film Noir File, you show ~107 titles that you personally unearthed. My reference there (“75 or so that he has discovered”) is still inaccurate, if we accept your claims for all of these films, but it is not nearly as far off as you intimate.
None of this changes the fact that we have different approaches to the origins of film noir (a difference that was showcased this past spring at FRENCH 5 1/2, when we screened four French noirs from the 1930s—a festival that, unfortunately, you weren’t able to attend due to your health issues) and that my approach much more easily accommodates the existence of the films you are focusing on, as opposed to vice-versa.
I look forward to discussing the other end of the classic noir spectrum with you during the upcoming festival.