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Kim F. Storm
16 Oct 2003 21:52:34 +0200
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50
Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> > .. but doesn't that mean that auto-save files are always saved
> > in emacs-mule rather than the current coding of the buffer?
> > That sounds like a more generic error that needs fixing anyway.
> No, I think it's a very reasonable choice (and I know it's been discussed
> here and more recently on XEmacs's lists).
> This is the only encoding that we know for sure will not lose any
> information, will succeed without needing to prompt the user for more
> details, and it is also more efficient which I still consider relevant in
> the context of auto-saving. It's not perfect, but the other options aren't
> much more attractive.
Well, we could use the buffer's coding if it suffices -- and only revert
to emacs-mule if it doesn't. That would not require any prompting...
I assume that the original buffer's coding is used if the
auto-save file is restored.
But I have no strong opinions, so let's not discuss it further.
Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk