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Re: using libmagic in Emacs?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: using libmagic in Emacs?
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:42:15 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> 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
> mechanisms.

I'd rather let other people do this work.  That's why libmagic
makes a lot of sense.


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