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Re: write-region saves in emacs-mule coding system thus unreadable to ot


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: write-region saves in emacs-mule coding system thus unreadable to other programs
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 10:22:43 +0300

> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 14 Jul 2001 10:50:31 +0800
> 
> However, I'm starting to worry that all the robustness and
> portability of emacs backups and drafts that we knew and loved back in
> the ASCII only days now are seemingly becoming locked in "emacs
> proprietary formats" :-) that need emacs to unlock...

You've got the ability of mixing several languages in one session;
that must come at some price.

It will be better when Emacs changes its internal representation to be
based on Unicode.

> "The factory fire took the only [emacs user] computer whiz in the
> company with it.  All we found was a #backup# copy of the manual he
> was working on, but it was in some funny format that nobody in this
> small country could unlock."

Backup files are always proprietary, in any word processor.



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