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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:32:43 +0300

> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,
>     address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:34:31 +0900
> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>  > utf-8-emacs is a private encoding used and understood by Emacs
>  > alone, so encoding Emacs files in that would make them unusable
>  > (unsearchable, unreadable, etc.) with anything but Emacs.
> And who in the world would care?

Those who use Grep etc. outside of Emacs.

> My argument is that Emacs is alone in choosing this particular
> "reasonable way to support encodings"

What other programs you are aware of that cover such a large set of
scripts and languages no matter what is the user locale?

> and that makes it difficult to cooperate with other projects
> ... such as Guile.

My point is that those other projects need to learn from Emacs first.

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