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Re: Strings/chars

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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.)