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Re: "no-conversion" coding system

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: "no-conversion" coding system
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:19:07 -0400

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 21:12:41 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Technically, that may be true.  But take a utf-8 text and open it with
> "no-conversion" and it won't look like the same text, so for some
> interpretation of "conversion", it has been converted.

no-conversion doesn't mean that the text will _look_ the same, it
means the byte stream will be the same.

> Its other name "binary" is a lot more unequivocal.

Only if you are a programmer who knows that binary files are usually
read with no conversions.  Otherwise, the name "binary" doesn't have
any useful mnemonic meaning in the context of transforming one text
encoding into another.

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