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Re: using libmagic in Emacs?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: using libmagic in Emacs?
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 17:20:34 -0400

    > You're right; but the point is that this is used in very specific
    > features, not in something general and basic such as find-file.

    My intended use of libmagic is as a sidekick to magic-mode-alist, so
    very much used by find-file.

Depending on libmagic is too much price to pay for saving a small
amount of work.  It's better to do the small amount of work needed to
recognize the few file types we want to recognize, using the existing

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