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Re: Loading souce Elisp faster

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Loading souce Elisp faster
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:53:04 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> So basically, all we need to do is to be able to easily recognize "Elisp
>> source in utf-8 encoding".  One way to do that would be to use
>> a BOM-like marker, e.g. start utf-8 Elisp files with "\ufeff" either at
>> the very beginning of the file or right after a semi-colon (for better
>> backward compatibility).
> Why not the normal comment about utf-8?

The "normal comment" can also be at the end of the file, which is not
an option.  But yes, the "-*- coding: utf-8 -*-" is another option
(although properly supporting it is kind of a pain, and I'd like to find
a more discrete solution for the "99% utf-8 future").


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