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Re: Unibyte characters, strings, and buffers

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Unibyte characters, strings, and buffers
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:12:36 -0400

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    > * A function could decode text from a unibyte buffer and put it in
    >   another buffer which is multibyte.
    > * A function could decode a whole unibyte buffer
    >   into the same buffer, and mark it as multibyte.

    That's what decode-coding-region provides (except for changing the
    multibyte flag).

That "except" is the crucial point.  Currently we need to access both
unibyte text and multibyte text with the same setting of the multibyte
flag.  These two functions might eliminate the need for that.

Dr Richard Stallman
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