>>>> "Volker" == Volker Zell
Volker> Thanks, but why are the image formats commented out from
Volker> format-alist ?
(1) As a matter of general policy, we have been disabling automatic
conversions that might be surprising to users, especially if they
are difficult to disable (jka-compr is one such) or "dangerous".
A well-written package is now expected to provide Customize
functionality so that the user can conveniently enable and
(2) I don't know what the current status is, but at one point image-
mode was considered "dangerous." image-mode itself was pretty
poorly coded (and still is in at least some parts), and at one
point there were image-related crashes because of experiments with
the core image-handling C code. I believe there were also
problems with reverting the data to original in some cases.
It certainly doesn't provide any customize hooks, so it should be
considered old and unmaintained. According to the ChangeLog, I
was the last to touch it in February of this year, and the
previous change was July 1998.
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