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Re: [VM] MIME encoding/decoding

From: Mark Diekhans
Subject: Re: [VM] MIME encoding/decoding
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:01:21 -0700

Hi Uday,

Suggest keeping these in the source tree if anyone really needs
them, but not make part of a standard package.


Uday Reddy <address@hidden> writes:
> VM has traditionally shipped with C programs for MIME encoding/decoding.
> Rob F created an entire Unix-like infrastructure (Make files, configure,
> autoconf etc.) pretty much to handle just these.  If we get rid of these C
> programs, VM can be shipped just like any other emacs library.
> Both GNU Emacs and XEmacs now have built-in encoding/decoding functionality
> for base64.  So, we can use them.  For the Quoted Printable format,
> emacs-lisp seems to be fast enough.  Gnus has been using it for ages and
> everybody seems happy with that.
> So, I am thinking of getting rid of the C programs for MIME.  Does anybody
> see any problem with that?
> Cheers,
> Uday
> (Coming back after a long hibernation)

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