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Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 14:13:20 +0900
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In article <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     How about just asking users to use emacs-mule coding system
>     for *.el files if they want them decoded the same way
>     independent of various settings on byte-compiling?

> Maybe that is a good enough solution.  Does this solution
> solve the whole problem?

Yes, as far as I know.

> Handa says that telling people "don't use utf-8" solves the problem.

That's NOT what I saied.  I said "use emacs-mule".  The
other coding systems are affected by
unify-8859-on-decoding-mode, and also by users setting of

> There is a way for a Lisp file to specify a coding system which isn't
> utf-8.  Is there a way for a Lisp file to specify that
> unify-8859-on-decoding should not be used when reading it?


> If not, maybe we should make one.

But, as emacs-mule is not affected by
unify-8859-on-decoding, we don't have to invent it as long
as we suggest people to use emacs-mule in a problematic

Kenichi Handa

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