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Re: delete-trailing-whitespace and binary files

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: delete-trailing-whitespace and binary files
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 10:28:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     >> This looks wrong.  Why should all the control chars be
>     >> considered whitespace in text-mode?  Rather than try to use
>     >> another major mode I think we should fix the above.
>     >
>     > That's what I thought, but I don't see a more appropriate
>     > choice in the Syntax Class Table node of the Emacs Lisp
>     > manual, which says this:
> We could give them Word syntax.
> Since they don't normally appear in proper English text, it is hard to
> argue that any choice of syntax is fundamentally wrong.  It is just a
> matter of what seems marginally better.  This problem is an argument
> that Word is marginally better than Whitespace.

I think "punctuation" would make more sense.  This designates stuff
that is neither a component of words nor of symbols, and not

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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