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bug#23709: 24.5; inhibit-eol-conversion breaks archive-7z-summarize

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#23709: 24.5; inhibit-eol-conversion breaks archive-7z-summarize
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:58:16 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> I'm guessing this variable was made a defcustom under pressure from
> people who didn't want to see "(DOS)".

There's no evidence for this.

> You are shooting yourself in the foot if you set this globally.  Of
> course, Emacs users should be free to do that, as part of their
> freedom, but we don't need to bother "fixing" such use cases by
> binding the variable in every place where its being non-nil could
> break standard features.

I find this a strange response.
"This is a user option, but users shouldn't set it".
It's been a user option since at least 1999.
The "some people prefer this" text was added by you in 2001.

If you don't want to support it, make it not a user option,
and stop documenting it in the user manual.

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