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bug#7001: should `byte-compile-from-buffer' evaluate `binary-overwrite-m


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#7001: should `byte-compile-from-buffer' evaluate `binary-overwrite-mode' explicitly?
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 19:11:13 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Has this form:
>>  (setq overwrite-mode 'overwrite-mode-binary)
>> Should this evalatate `binary-overwrite-mode'  from simple.el instead?
>
> Probably not, since that would run binary-overwrite-mode-hook.

I've added a comment about this.

> Most likely this line can be removed from bytecomp.el.

The comments in bytecomp.el say this is needed for DOS.  No harm leaving
it in, I suppose.





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