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Re: using libmagic in Emacs?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: using libmagic in Emacs?
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:03:15 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> So yes, the second one can be called `file-mime-type', but the first
>> would better be called `file-magic' or somesuch.

> Eli doesn't like that, and he's convinced me.  `file-type-by-magic'
> or some such, I think.  Even if the reader hasn't had the benefit of a
> classical education, they will have some idea of what's going on.

As long as `magic' is in the name, that's OK.


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