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Re: Image mode

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Image mode
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 13:08:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2/5/07, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Maybe this would even be a workable idea for auto-mode-alist (there
>> are actually rather few extensions, like ".Z", where there would be
>> some argument against it).
> And now, we're FINALLY BACK TO THE START!! Congratulations!!

I said "maybe even".  Does not sound like the start.

> This whole kerfuffle started like this: someone asks for Emacs to
> recognize uppercase image extensions, some other developer talks
> about doing that (generically) for all `auto-mode-alist', Richard
> says "No way" (because it is not the correct thing to do), a bit of
> discussion, I propose using content auto-detection, another user or
> developer agrees because he has thumbnail images with no
> recognizable extension (from his camera), more discussion about
> doing lower-case and then case-folded passes over `auto-mode-alist',
> Richard says "No way" a few more times, image auto-detection gets
> implemented, then security concerns arise... and the rest is
> history.

So I have not followed all of the discussion.  Sue me.  Anyway, your
history does not list the details of using case folding just on

Was that also discussed to some conclusion, or did it get lost among
the auto-mode-alist noise?

David Kastrup

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