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bug#22815: 25.0.91; emacs-module.*


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#22815: 25.0.91; emacs-module.*
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:19:50 +0200

> From: address@hidden
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:21:39 +0900
> 
> Eli Zaretskii writes:
> > > From: address@hidden
> > > Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> > > Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:09:57 +0900
> > > 
> > > > I was asking why couldn't the plug-in do the conversion, e.g., by
> > > > using libiconv?  Emacs is not the only piece of software that knows
> > > > how to convert from one encoding to another.
> > > 
> > >  I considered using libiconv once, but Emacs has the conversion
> > >  capability, so why not use it.
> > 
> > Because it can signal an error, if the encoding you pass is not a
> > valid coding-system that Emacs recognizes?
> 
>  Yes it does!
>  In the course of developing my plugin,
>  I encountered `Invalid coding system' message,  and Emacs keep working
>  (no crash, no hangup).

It's all too easy to get that, since Emacs coding-systems have names
that are rarely used elsewhere.  And using libiconv is easy enough.

So I'm uneasy about this.  What do others think?





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