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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: ruby-mode : ruby-mode-set-encoding
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 23:07:42 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)

>> So you're saying that Ruby uses the same "-*- coding: <foo> -*-" as used
>> by Emacs?  That makes sense, then, thank you,

> As does Python, and it is mandatory in Python for non-ASCII IIRC.  See
> PEP 263 for details.  AFAIK Python modes don't try to enforce it
> (yet), but they might in the future, for the same reasons that
> ruby-mode does.

Interesting.  Why don't they just force the use of some arbitrarily
chosen variant of Unicode?


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