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bug#24759: 25.1.50; electric-quote-mode

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: bug#24759: 25.1.50; electric-quote-mode
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:26:13 +0200

> I guess your buffer-file-coding-system is neither 'undecided' nor
> anything that can encode the curved quotes.  Try
>   C-x RET f utf-8 RET
> and then type the above again.

Your guess is right.  After doing the above, the electric quote
conversion works.

> Paul, I think this condition:
>   (defun electric--insertable-p (string)
>     (or (not buffer-file-coding-system)
>         (eq (coding-system-base buffer-file-coding-system) 'undecided)
>         (not (unencodable-char-position nil nil buffer-file-coding-system
>                                         nil string))))
> should also accept a coding-system that is the default-value of
> buffer-file-coding-system, because that's how buffers are created.
> When the file is saved, Emacs will ask for a proper encoding, which is
> not a catastrophe.

I have no opinion on that but I think that, if this minor mode isn't
going to work with every possible buffer-file-coding-system, that
limitation should be explained somehow in the *Help* text of the minor
mode, to avoid confusing some users.


Dani Moncayo

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