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Jim Blandy <jimb@xxxxxxxxxx> writes: > Okay, "all the data" is overstating it. What I was trying to say is > that almost every system will end up having facilities for converting > to and from the C execution character set anyway, independent of the > SRFI, so having the SRFI require it will rarely be an additional > burden. Well I agree with the substantial matter: that it's rarely an additional burden; moreover, when it is an additional burden, it's not a very big one. (That is, in the systems I contemplate, there are a jillion conversion functions *anyway* for a bunch of external codings, and one of them is certainly ASCII, etc.) Thomas