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bug#24953: 25.1; Possible inefficiency in UTF-8

From: Eli Barzilay
Subject: bug#24953: 25.1; Possible inefficiency in UTF-8
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:59:58 -0500

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:
>> From: Eli Barzilay <eli@barzilay.org>
>> Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:11:57 -0500
>> Cc: 24953-done@debbugs.gnu.org
>> > Regardless of the issue reported here, I would advise against setting
>> > the UTF-8 language environment on MS-Windows.  [...]
>> > You shouldn't need to do this, not in Emacs 25 anyway.
>> Is it a good idea to use it on linux?
> Yes.  (And it should be the default on GNU/Linux, at least on most of
> its flavors.)

I built and installed 25.1, and it looks like the default is also
English.  (At least according to `current-language-environment'.)  Is
that a bug then?

>> (I originally thought that all it gets me is a default encoding for
>> non-ascii files...)
> You could customize just that, then.

Using `prefer-coding-system'?  Or something else?

> And I don't really understand why that is needed, either, unless you
> want the files you create to be automatically in UTF-8.

Doesn't that make sense if I almost always edit source code for
languages that use utf-8 to read sources?

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