Stephen J Turnbull <turnbull(a)sk.tsukuba.ac.jp> writes in xemacs-beta(a)xemacs.org:
> It seems to me that *very* short and cryptic is the way to go, so I'm
> thinking about adding (a) balloon help giving full name of the coding
> system plus
Balloon help is not necessarily going to be available. I would
consider putting it in the echo area instead, as we already do this
for several other mode-line fields.
> (b) the "about the coding system" help function(s) from
> the Mule menu to the modeline. (a) seems pretty uncontroversial; for
> (b) should the functions be duplicate, moved, or don't do this?
My first thought is "don't do this", but I don't feel strongly one way
> I'm also working on fixing the functions in mule-base/mule-diag.el.
> Again, if anybody's done anything in that direction, let me know. The
> current description functions come in a verbose but very incomplete
> form and a uninterpretably terse but complete form. I don't see any
> use for the latter; I think that should be verbose, too. Comments?
There are two versions of this file, mule-test.el is the other one, I
believe. One of them was recently updated, so make a quick check
first to see whether or not the stuff you're trying to update has
already been updated or not.