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bug#20231: 25.0.50; package.el mangles non-ascii content in downloaded a


From: Steve Purcell
Subject: bug#20231: 25.0.50; package.el mangles non-ascii content in downloaded archive-contents data
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:45:18 +0100

On 13 Apr 2015, at 15:02, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
>>> It is also slower.  Again, I have no idea if speed matters in this
>>> case.
>> I vote for the fastest approach. Now that package-refresh can be done
>> in the background, any post-processing done in the foreground is all
>> the more noticeable by the user.
> 
> Either way is fine by me.  Just one detail, tho: if you let-bind
> coding-system-for-read, please only do it around the call to
> insert-file-contents and not around the subsequent code (even if it's
> short and seems not to matter).


Not sure at this stage who’s going to do this, and what the consensus is for 
how it should be done. It’s probably quickest if someone who has an opinion 
about the best fix just goes ahead and commits whatever variation of my patch 
is considered optimal.




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