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Re: delete-trailing-whitespace and binary files

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: delete-trailing-whitespace and binary files
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 23:13:36 -0400

    >> This looks wrong.  Why should all the control chars be considered 
    >> in text-mode?  Rather than try to use another major mode I think we 
    >> fix the above.
    > That's what I thought, but I don't see a more appropriate choice in the
    > Syntax Class Table node of the Emacs Lisp manual, which says this:

We could give them Word syntax.

Since they don't normally appear in proper English text, it is hard to
argue that any choice of syntax is fundamentally wrong.  It is just a
matter of what seems marginally better.  This problem is an argument
that Word is marginally better than Whitespace.

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