[r6rs-discuss] [Formal] String positions and string slices
shiro at lava.net
Tue Apr 10 07:24:56 EDT 2007
From: Chris Hanson <cph at csail.mit.edu>
Subject: Re: [r6rs-discuss] [Formal] String positions and string slices
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:11:27 -0400
> The historical string abstraction should remain vectors of 8-bit (or 7-bit)
> characters with side effects.
What kind of history is that? I was using 16-bit/char Scheme
subset back in early 90s. Major Scheme implementations have
switched to large character sets only recently, but that doesn't
mean Scheme as the language has been using 8-bit/char uniformly.
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