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Re: unibyte buffers won't display latin-1 characters

From: David Kuehling
Subject: Re: unibyte buffers won't display latin-1 characters
Date: 29 Aug 2002 19:47:39 +0200

>>>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <address@hidden> writes:

> Unfortunately I do not.  Since compressed (or encrypted files) are
> arbitrary binary data, I don't know any way to read them except with
> 'no-conversion, which I assume is what stops the translation into a
> multibyte buffer.

`auto-compression-mode' seems to know a way around that.  It loads the
compressed file with coding `no-conversion' (default value of
`auto-coding-alist' makes it do that), and decodes the uncompressed data
into multibyte representation, determining the coding system by calling
`auto-coding-alist-lookup' on the filename with the extension .gz etc

Well, that's what I think after a short look at `jka-compr.el', I'm far
from understanding what actually goes on there...

> Anyway, at this point, I suggest that crypt++ not be loaded by default
> and probably not be used at all.  The builtin (un)compression and
> line-ending support in emacs should suffice.

Someone would have to implement a way to let `auto-compression-mode'
query for passwords when required.

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