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Re: Copy things out of Emacs

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Copy things out of Emacs
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 15:08:57 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Xavier Maillard <address@hidden> writes:

> Subject: Re: Copy things out of Emacs
> Hi Tim,
>    As the unicode branch is still under active development and given the 
> likely
>    impact of the changes in that branch, I suspect you will find many packages
>    that don't quite work correctly. Changing something as large as emacs to 
> use
>    unicode is not trivial and there are many emacs packages that have been 
> written
>    with the assumption of character sets being single byte etc. 
> Would you mind explaining what is required for a package to be
> fully functionnal (even) with the GNU Emacs Unicode branch ? I do
> not see what we should change in our packages to make them working.

Perhaps I should have been clearer and I'm not sure there is anything else to
be done that isn't already been done. In the past, I have encountered packages
which have made assumptions regarding character sets and encodings. There have
been reports in this group and other lists/groups of people having problems
with things like search/replace that appear specific to the coding system being
used etc. I should clarify that most, if not all, the packages I've encountered
with tese sorts of problems have not been packages that are part of GNU Emacs,
but rather add-on packatges written by others and possibly not actively

My point wasn't that things are not being done as well as they could, but
merely that if you are using a development branch that is working on something
as fundamental as the character encoding support, it is likely there are going
to be issues with some packages.


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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