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Re: ruby-mode : ruby-mode-set-encoding

From: Nobuyoshi Nakada
Subject: Re: ruby-mode : ruby-mode-set-encoding
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 09:23:23 +0900
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At Tue, 03 Mar 2009 11:30:51 -0500,
Stefan Monnier wrote:
> I don't know if it's too intrusive, but it seems unrelated to Ruby.
> Nobuyoshi Nakada, looking at the history of ruby-mode.el at
> http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/trunk/misc, it appears the change is
> due to you, could you explain what this is intended to do?
> If it's not specific to Ruby, then maybe it should be moved elsewhere.

It's mandatory for Ruby 1.9 or later.  Ruby 1.9 needs that
"magic comment" to know in what encoding a script is written.
Otherwise, the script is assumed as written with ASCII 7bit
characters only, and non-ASCII character causes an exception if

Could you elaborate the problem?

Nobu Nakada

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