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Re: Rmail-mbox branch

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Rmail-mbox branch
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:57:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> I guess in absense of such support (and hoping etach or equivalent will
>> magically support mbox format :-), my main concern would be handling of
>> different character sets (Unicode, ISO-8859-x, KOI8-R, are most popular)
>> in plain text msgs, so that I can see the text without jumping through
>> hoops.
> I don't see why the mbox branch would support this any worse than the
> trunk.  The decoding stuff is pretty much stable and well understood,
> after so many releases.

IIIUC the differnece is that BABYL is encoded using emacs-mule, whereas
mbox needs to stick to the standard rfc2822+MIME format.  So BABYL can
be decoded in place once and forall, whereas mbox needs to be decoded
upon display, more or less.


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