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Re: guile can't find a chinese named file

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: guile can't find a chinese named file
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:59:04 +0200

> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:32:41 +0200
> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> > Hm, I know that XEmacs-Mule emphatically does not have unibyte strings
> > (and Stephen considers them a complication and abomination that should
> > never have been left in Emacs), so it must be possible to get away
> > without them.
> I doubt that's possible, at least not in general.  (You could get away
> if you assumed UTF-8 encoded file names.)  Some translation tables for
> some encodings must load files using the likes of load-path, and if
> that includes non-ASCII file names, you are screwed unless you can use
> unibyte strings.

Actually, the need arises even sooner.  Consider how load-path is set
up during startup: it starts with the directory from which Emacs was
invoked, either from argv[0] or by looking up PATH.  Either way, you
get a file name that is encoded in the locale-specific encoding.  Then
you cons load-path by expanding file names relative to the startup
directory.  So you immediately need to be able to create file names
from directories, check whether a file exists and is a directory,
etc. -- all of that before you even know in what locale you started,
so you cannot decode these file names into the internal
representation, before using them.

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