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Re: Language identification

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Language identification
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:58:42 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I often wish that files would open in Emacs with correct mode
>> more often when there is no file extension.
> In `auto-mode-alist' you can see that with the exception of
> `archive-mode', `doc-view-mode' and `image-mode', all remaining
> modes are programming text modes.  It would be more useful
> to identify file types for these modes that libmagic can't do.
> Do you know a library that identifies programming languages?
> Such a library might be implemented using a Bayesian classifier
> trained on a sufficiently large corpus of different programming
> languages.

OTOH, how often do you see a file containg programming language code and
yet without ny extension?


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