On 26 Oct 2006, stephen(a)xemacs.org verbalised:
> On 23 Oct 2006, stephen(a)xemacs.org uttered the following:
> > AFAIK you should never get "Auto" in the modeline; that should
> > be replaced with a real coding system ("Auto" is short for
> > "autodetect").
> If that `never' is `never ever ever', well, I have a *lot* of Gnus
> Article buffers here with `Auto' in the modeline.
Article buffers are constructed, not read from files. I was referring
to something read from outside. Gnus basically has the stance that
Mule doesn't work so it's going to do it all itself; it doesn't bother
to get things Mule-correct most of the time AFAICT.
Ah, right. That makes sense, then.
(I *have* noticed some aspects of Gnus's MIME-handling improving when
MULE is active: I suppose without MULE, Gnus has *no* chance of
displaying unusual characters...)
Could you send a build report the next time you build? M-x
build-report RET. That way I'll have some idea what exactly your
OK. I can provide my 14 local patches, too (some already present in 21.4
but I didn't port them forward because I'm a moron).
I'll send a build-report in a few minutes.
If you're seeing ugly warnings,
Only the usual aliasing warnings (surprisingly few of them, actually:
back in 21.4 it was -fno-strict-aliasing or death).
> My .emacs does contain:
> (set-coding-priority-list '(utf-8 iso-8-1 utf-8-bom)) ; Use UTF-8 or
> (set-language-environment "English") ; A reasonable default
As you surmise that should have nothing to do with it.
Is there a reason to have "utf-8-bom" following "iso-8-1"?
Just because I've never ever in my entire life *seen* a file with the
BOM, so if there was *any* chance of FPs I wanted to eliminate it.
I deal with ISO-8859-1 all the time, so...
I mean, how many text/plain files
you see that start with "ï»¿" ??
Not all too terribly many if you put it like that :)
(I suppose in Arabic or Cyrillic
might become something sensible. Do you read any of the non-Latin
Not yet, but I *do* deal with Arabic files occasionally (typesetting
stuff). I've never seen that sequence there in Arabic, either.
Which is a long-winded way of saying, "if you have an empirical
for this, it's probably an XEmacs bug!"
It's pure hunchery :)
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