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Re: What does `undecided' do for encoding text?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: What does `undecided' do for encoding text?
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 17:04:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)

>> It looks like `undecided' works the same as `raw-text' for encoding
>> text.  Is that true in general?
> Yes.  More exactly, it is the same as `raw-text-unix'.

Which I prefer calling `binary'.

>> I think this should be reflected in the ELisp manual.
> I don't think so because it is just a fallback behavior, and
> Elisp programmer should avoid specifying `undecided' on
> encoding.

Then why do we even allow it?  We should signal an error.


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