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Re: Need some help with Rmail/mbox

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Need some help with Rmail/mbox
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:14:22 +0900

Daiki Ueno writes:

 > The term "multibyte binary" looks like an oxymoron for me ;-)

It's not, though.  "Multibyte" (more precisely, "variable width")
refers to the representation of integers in the buffer.  "Binary"
refers to the fact that the sequence of characters in the buffer
(interpreted as abstract non-negative integers) is exactly the same as
the sequence of bytes (again, considered as abstract non-negative
integers) in the source.

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