[asdf-devel] Merging asdf-encodings into asdf?
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Fri Dec 7 17:16:47 UTC 2012
On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Raymond Toy <toy.raymond at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The next release of the SCL integrates comprehensive support for
> >> reading a text file character encoding from an Emacs style coding
> >> attribute. The support was contributed to public domain CMUCL if
> >> you wish to examine it. This allows 'load and 'compiler, and the
> >> debugger, and many editors, to also use the correct encoding.
> >> The new external-format has been named :file-attribute. It has
> >> not been decided if this will be the :default, but a separate default
> >> will be provided for lisp source files. I am open to working with
> >> other vendors on standardising the support, but there has been
> >> little interest.
> Far> I believe I saw an earlier version of it. Is it in the current version
> Far> of CMUCL from CVS?
> No. The code was checked into git, but backed before the release and
> hasn't been re-enabled. While it's pretty cool, we wonder if it would
> not be better handled as an external library.
Well, asdf-encodings does kind of the same thing in a semi-portable way,
initially based on some of the same code. I'm sure its API could be improved.
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