[r6rs-discuss] port/char/string alternative
lord at emf.net
Tue Mar 20 18:05:36 EDT 2007
John Cowan wrote:
> Thomas Lord scripsit:
>> Are you trying to imply that I and everyone else who has criticized
>> the draft on these points is trying to make controversy for
>> controversy's sake?
> No, I'm saying that "there is no non-controversial way to do X" is
> not an argument for not doing X.
Cool. Well, sure. It is also not an argument for doing X.
We are probably expecting the CHAR/STRING standards to be
useful for much more than they rightfully should be useful for.
The alternative is looking for the Y and Z to have instead of X,
so to speak. That's what SRFI and R7 should be for, I think.
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