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Re: using libmagic in Emacs?

From: joakim
Subject: Re: using libmagic in Emacs?
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:57:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I thought only relatively minor and safe ones,
>>> but this one seems to break that rule, at least in my book.
>> It looks pretty safe: the first step is to add the Lisp API, which
>> should not impact any other code (tho it may cause temporary build
>> failures, I guess).  After that, set-auto-mode (and/or image.el, ...)
>> will need to be tweaked to also take libmagic into account
>> when available.  This should also be fairly simple.
> I don't think that sounds simple or safe; however, there's not enough
> information to know for sure, until Joakim posts the patch.
>>> Maybe we should simply decide right here and now that Emacs 23.2 will
>>> be delivered from the RC branch, and open the trunk for all changes,
>>> even not-so-safe ones?
>> Yes, that's pretty much where we're at, I think, yes.
> Actually, if people want to start including more intrusive changes, I
> think we should cut a new branch from the current trunk.  This would
> postphone the CEDET merge to 23.3.

Please dont postpone CEDET on my behalf! That would feel terrible.

Joakim Verona

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