[Python-Dev] PEP 263 -- Python Source Code Encoding
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 12:19:33 -0600
>> That looks OK to me. I the Emacs-style comment in fact compatible
>> with Emacs?
Martin> It is. I expect many people want to put "utf-8" as the encoding
Martin> name, and you need Emacs 21 for that (or Emacs with Mule-UCS, or
Martin> some such).
Martin> In GNU Emacs, you see the effect of the coding: directive in the
Martin> Emacs status line. Just try the attached file, it will indicate
Martin> "R" for KOI8-R. Not sure about XEmacs.
I use XEmacs 21.4.5 (non-MULE). I see nothing particularly interesting when
visiting that file. Apropos doesn't indicate there is a variable named
"coding" either. I see ":encoding", an undocumented variable. Everything
else containing "coding" is more complex and seems package-specific (tramp,
vm, ediff, etc). Perhaps using MULE would make a difference.