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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:23:43 -0400

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    So first I let the locale and other mechanisms choose an encoding, then
    try getting at its choice of coding system before any prompts appear,
    then I convert the symbol to a string, check whether the string ends
    with "-with-rawbytes" and append it if needed

Is that really a likely scenario?

I expect that a program, doing some non-editing job involving a
network connection, ought to specify a fixed coding system in accord
with the protocol it is communicating with.

If there are programs that want to heuristically select coding systems
for purposes other than reading files, and want to allow raw bytes
when UTF-8 is selected, we can easily accommodate them by providing a
way to say, "If the heuristics say this is utf-8, use the coding
system utf-8-raw-bytes."

Dr Richard Stallman
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