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Re: pmail-edit inherent problem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: pmail-edit inherent problem
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 20:15:56 +0200

> From: Richard M Stallman <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 00:27:04 -0500
> pmail-edit operates by unswapping, then narrowing to just the one
> message in the whole-file buffer.

How does this work when the message is encoded in UTF-8, say?  Won't
you get to edit the encoded text, which is also hardly useful?

> The only solution I can envision is to let people edit
> the viewing buffers.  This would necessitate re-encoding
> the edited contents and copying them into the whole-file buffer.
> Does anyone see a problem in this, or have another suggestion?

I think this is the only solution even if the message is not in
base64.  Only US-ASCII bodies can be edited directly in the mbox

Am I missing something?

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