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Re: Image mode

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Image mode
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 11:08:05 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> It would make a lot of sense to add entries to auto-mode-alist so as to open
>> *.xpm and *.xbm in "c-mode + image-minor-mode".  Similarly, postscript-mode
>> (c|sh)ould automatically turn on image-minor-mode.
> This is how it was before the magic-mode-alist changes were made. My
> recent patch to use image-mode-maybe instead of image-mode in
> magic-mode-alist should have restored this feature.
> The problem is now people are proposing to use image-mode-maybe for a
> different purpose, and when I brought up that the change would break
> the original use of image-mode-maybe, the suggestion was to make the
> change anyway and introduce a new function to do the old job of
> image-mode-maybe. This seems backwards to me, which is why I suggest
> we leave things as they are and get on with the release, and redesign
> things properly after the release.

The problem is that while the behavior of image-mode-maybe suits
text-based image files, it does not seem to do the right thing for
binary image files.  This should be fixed before the release.

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