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Re: gnus-summary-save-in-rmail

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: gnus-summary-save-in-rmail
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:15:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Jay Berkenbilt wrote:

> In emacs 23, rmail will use mbox format. Is BABYL format being
> deprecated overall? 

I would say so. Emacs 23 can't do anything with Babyl files without
converting them to mbox. (You can look at them without saving the
change though.)

> Does this make the gnus-summary-save-in-rmail function misnamed
> since it seems to still write in BABYL format?

I don't think so. It writes "the format used by rmail" rather than
"babyl format". From the doc of gnus-output-to-rmail, which
gnus-summary-save-in-rmail calls:

  In Emacs 22 this writes Babyl format; in Emacs 23 it writes mbox
  unless FILENAME exists and is Babyl format.

> Is this still a suitable default value for gnus-default-article-saver?

It seems a reasonable, backwards compatible default. Gnus likes to
support older Emacs releases.

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