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Re: Rmail changes for Emacs 22

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Rmail changes for Emacs 22
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 20:30:34 +0300

> From: "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 03:29:35 -0400
> I agree except I'd say "keep" instead of "encode": it should preserve
> the `mbox' content byte-for-byte which is sometimes difficult to do when
> you do decode+encode.

If we want to preserve the mbox file verbatim, we will have to keep it
in memory unchanged and decode messages into another buffer.

> BTW MIME mail can contain several parts with different encodings in each
> one of them, so it's a bit misleading to say talk about "the buffer's
> coding system" unless each part is displayed in another buffer, which
> is undesirable in the general case.

I was talking about RMAIL which doesn't yet support MIME.  IIRC,
adding such support was the motivation for decoding into a different
buffer in the discussions I recall.

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