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Subject: Re: hybrid text/binary mount
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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 14:44:47 -0500
From: Mumit Khan <khan AT NanoTech DOT Wisc DOT EDU>

Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com> writes:
> 
> So, we'll be no worse off with raw PBM files than we are right now.
> This is obviously not 100% foolproof.  That may be a reason not
> to even consider it because it will make problems a lot harder
> to track down.

That was the caveat I was pointing out as well -- better the devil
you ... At least we can now control the behaviour in two predictable
ways -- mount and explicit binary/text mode I/O.

Jeffrey Juliano brought up the issue of Emacs' handling of text vs
binary. I think it's apples and oranges since text editors misreading
text vs binary is immediately evident to the user, but not so to
a say a program that converts one format to the other in a batch
mode.

Regards,
Mumit

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