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Re: Image mode

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Image mode
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 01:41:54 +0100
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Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
> [ For a jpeg image saved as foo.c ]
>> - Or file.c is an image which is NOT valid C code (e.g. jpeg), in 
>> which case c-mode is a bad choice!! So in this case, why should
>> we show the file in c-mode ?  Why not fundamental-mode or hexl-mode?
>> OTOH, I'm not sure whether image(-minor)-mode should be applied here.
> I think that in this, case, we should avoid being too smart for our
> own good.  After all, our autodetection heuristics are not foolproof.
> For example, a text file containing just the string "GIF89a" will be
> autodetected as a gif file!  If the filename indicates it is a text
> file, we should respect that.

That's ok with me (if it brings us closer to an agreement :-) 

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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