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Re: Language identification

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Language identification
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 10:21:28 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> However, you asked "how often do you see files containing programming
> languages without an extension?"  The answer is, it's very common, but
> the most common case is Unix command scripts with shebangs, which file
> handles just as well as Emacs does.

I guess the question should be, how often do you see such files that
Emacs can't handle as well as libmagic?

Even in such situations, I think the response should be to improve
Emacs' file handling anyway, since libmagic is not available on all

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