Commit 4972c361 authored by Stefan Monnier's avatar Stefan Monnier

(Decoding Output): Remove process-filter-multibyte functions.

parent 5431bd6a
2008-03-25 Stefan Monnier <>
* processes.texi (Decoding Output): Remove process-filter-multibyte
2008-03-15 Martin Rudalics <>
* display.texi (Finding Overlays): Say that empty overlays at
......@@ -1297,29 +1297,16 @@ possible, specify a coding system that determines both the character
code conversion and the end of line conversion---that is, one like
@code{latin-1-unix}, rather than @code{undecided} or @code{latin-1}.
@c Let's keep the index entries that were there for
@c set-process-filter-multibyte and process-filter-multibyte-p,
@cindex filter multibyte flag, of process
@cindex process filter multibyte flag
When Emacs calls a process filter function, it provides the process
output as a multibyte string or as a unibyte string according to the
process's filter multibyte flag. If the flag is non-@code{nil}, Emacs
decodes the output according to the process output coding system to
produce a multibyte string, and passes that to the process. If the
flag is @code{nil}, Emacs puts the output into a unibyte string, with
no decoding, and passes that.
When you create a process, the filter multibyte flag takes its
initial value from @code{default-enable-multibyte-characters}. If you
want to change the flag later on, use
@defun set-process-filter-multibyte process multibyte
This function sets the filter multibyte flag of @var{process}
to @var{multibyte}.
@end defun
@defun process-filter-multibyte-p process
This function returns the filter multibyte flag of @var{process}.
@end defun
process's filter coding system. Emacs
decodes the output according to the process output coding system,
which usually produces a multibyte string, except for coding systems
such as @code{binary} and @code{raw-text}
@node Accepting Output
@subsection Accepting Output from Processes
......@@ -600,6 +600,10 @@ for the list of extra keys that are available.
* Incompatible Lisp Changes in Emacs 23.1
** The multibyteness of process filters is determined by the coding-system
used for decoding. The functions `process-filter-multibyte-p' and
`set-process-filter-multibyte' are obsolete.
** The behavior of map-char-table has changed. It may call the
specified function with a cons (FROM . TO) as a key if characters in
that range have the same value.
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