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Re: using libmagic in Emacs?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: using libmagic in Emacs?
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 03:52:01 -0400

    > 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.

It's a small amount of work, and the burden of distributing and using
libmagic will be a persistant annoyance.

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