[Python-Dev] PEP 263 -- Python Source Code Encoding

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 20:50:35 +0100

"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
> barry@zope.com (Barry A. Warsaw) writes:
> > I don't think it works for XEmacs.  I've got a MULE-aware XEmacs
> > 21.4.6 and while it asks if I want to set the local variables in the
> > -*- line, I still see "Raw" in the modeline, and I see the following
> > letters in print string (with funny little lines above the
> > characters): iAOOEI.  See attached capture.  That doesn't seem right,
> > does it?
> Indeed not: It interprets it as latin-1. I hope XEmacs will eventually
> follow the GNU Emacs conventions here, since I think they are useful.

After reading some of the Emacs docs, I think we should allow
a more flexible coding line:

	-*- ... coding: (\w+) ... -*-

because you will sometimes want to add more variables to that
Emacs init line than just the encoding declaration.

Does anybody know where XEmacs is moving w/r to this ? (and
for that matter what about vi, vim, etc. ?)

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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