[r6rs-discuss] [Formal] Improve port i/o.
per at bothner.com
Wed Nov 22 15:56:23 EST 2006
Michael Sperber wrote:
> The best way to let a Scheme program make use of iconv
> is to provide it as is, and let the program invoke it explicitly.
Are you seriously proposing that people whose locale uses a
non-Unicode encoding would need to explicitly invoke iconv
in order to write "Hello world"?
>> * We need to have some way of layering textual i/o on top of binary
> No, we can, but we don't need to to. Layering is one option in the
> design space.
A text file or network port is *inherently* layered on top of a byte
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