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Re: [h-e-w] Why special treatment of .obj files?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Why special treatment of .obj files?
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 06:30:59 +0300

> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:36:31 +0900
> From: "Bill Baxter" <address@hidden>
> It has this annoying 'feature' of treating .obj files differently from
> other files.
> Tab completion doesn't find .obj file when using C-x C-f.

See the doc string of the variable completion-ignored-extensions.

> When I open a .obj it seems to be assuming it's a binary file, even
> though the mode-line says it's opened as "Text Fill".

Yes, Emacs knows that .obj files are binaries.  See the variable

> My old version of FSF Gnu Emacs didn't have this problem, so I'm not
> sure if it's a problem introduced by emacs 22, or specifically
> EmacsW32.

I don't think anything's changed in these two variables since a long
time ago.

> Any info would be appreciated, especially about how to turn the
> annoying behavior off.

You can always customize these two variables, if you need to.

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