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RE: evaluating numbers

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: RE: evaluating numbers
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:10:14 +0000
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On November 12, 2019 11:30:47 PM GMT, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > I don't see the default value there, but shouldn't it
> > > be the value of (max-char)?
> > >
> > > If the point of printing the value as a character is
> > > to print it as a character, why wouldn't the default
> > > behavior be to print any possible character as a character?
> > 
> > Please don't reopen old disputes.  The default is 127.
> I didn't realize there was a "dispute", old or young.
> I just came across this thread.  Tracing it back to
> its beginning (which was only 5 days ago), I see that
> the default is 127, and it was apparently previously
> much bigger.  Too bad, but not a big deal.

Originally, there was no limit.  But people complained about Emacs displaying 
characters they didn't care about and slowly searching for a suitable font 
while at that.  So we've added a customizable limit some time ago, after a long 

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