Some time ago, Hrvoje Niksic wrote...
You mean: binary-process-output is now ignored, and everyone should
bind coding-system-for-read to `binary' instead. Don't you think this
should be documented in NEWS, along with a rationale for the change?
Exactly. binary-process-output was NTEmacs influenced variable,
while coding systems are XEmacs-wode, not NT-only. The variable
was initially marked by marcpa as borrowed temporarily from NTEmacs,
while coding streams are not implemented. I do not really know
if removal of oblosete features should be put into NEWS, on your
 The precisely correct action is "remove from OLDS".