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Re: using libmagic in Emacs?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: using libmagic in Emacs?
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 06:16:20 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:47:14 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, address@hidden, 
> address@hidden,
>       address@hidden
> > No one has yet explained why we shouldn't deal with such failures by
> > simply fixing Emacs' file detection, instead of relying on libmagic or
> Because we don't want to keep reinventing the wheel, do we?

What wheel is that?  Emacs has been consulting various internal
databases since time immemoriam.  We do the same with Unicode
databases as well.

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