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Re: One example of code I can't understand

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: One example of code I can't understand
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:51:08 +0900

In article <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Why do we need to cater to unibyte operation in Emacs 23?
> 1. Unibyte buffers may be needed for certain internal operations.  I
> am not sure -- we need to ask Handa.

Currently, we are using unibyte buffers for various internal
operations (e.g rmail, tar-mode, jka-compr, ...).

It is theoretically possible to modify all of them to use a
multibyte buffer that contains only ASCII and eight-bit
chars.  But, as it may make the operations slow, I don't see
a merit in doing that.

Is that what you want to know?

> 2. As for editing of unibyte buffers by users, maybe nobody will mind
> if we get rid of that now.  But we should not eliminate it without
> first polling the users, to see who uses it and whether it is important.

I agree.

Kenichi Handa

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