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Re: C file recoginzed as image file

From: Giorgos Keramidas
Subject: Re: C file recoginzed as image file
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 07:59:53 +0200

On 2007-01-14 18:23, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>     There isn't much Emacs can do to protect against problems with
>     potentially buggy versions of the image libraries, though.  We
>     can make Emacs *prompt* the user when something looks ``odd'',
>     but how do we define ``odd''?
> Each image format has a standard.  If the format does not allow
> arbitrary programs, then it is straightforward (though perhaps
> substantial work) to validate an image completely.

Right.  We may eventually have to do this substantial amount of work,
but I think our safest bet is to make Emacs do what Stefan proposed,
i.e. have image-mode turned off by default and let the user enable it
explicitly when they feel it's safe to do so.

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