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Re: Improvements to `(emacs)File Variables'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Improvements to `(emacs)File Variables'
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 19:18:22 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > I think we should make the whole _concept_ of "unibyte" deprecated...
>> At the user-level, yes that was pretty much my understanding as well, which
>> is why the unibyte:t marker should be considered obsolete.
>> At the elisp level, unibyte strings and buffers are still very handy
>> to manipulate undecoded data (such as when talking to an NNTP server).
>> I don't see any reason why this should ever be deprecated.

> I think the lisp/C level are a complete mess also, but it's probably too
> painful and too much work to fix it.

But are you still talking about the *concept* of unibyte, then?


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