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Re: null-terminated strings vs. strings with length

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   Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 07:04:52 -0800 (PST)
   From: Sebastian Egner <sebastian_egner@xxxxxxxxx>

   [proposed string procedures elided ...]

   This proposal separates the issue of character
   encoding  from the issue of null-terminated strings
   vs. buffers with length.

Yes, it also insulates the C code from Scheme's internal
representation of strings, which may not be as single
contiguous blocks of characters.  Unless Mike objects we'll
add this, or something like it to the SRFI.

                                     -Richard Kelsey