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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:14:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>       For
>     >> example, the ASCII quote (") can be represented as the single byte 
> 0x22,
>     >> the two byte sequence 0xC0 0xA2, etc.
> What does Emacs do now with a file that contains these "overlong"
> sequences?

UTF-8 is defined as not containing "overlong" sequences, so Emacs
decodes them into two raw-byte indicating characters, one indicating
0xC0, one indicating 0xA2.  When encoding, it reassembles them into
0xC0 0xA2.

David Kastrup

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