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Re: Parsing Scheme [was Re: strings draft]

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On Fri, 23 Jan 2004, Ken Dickey wrote:

>Excuse me if the obvious has already been addressed, but..
>It would be a *bad thing* if in going from one locale to another changed a
>working Scheme program into a broken Scheme program.

I think you may have misspelled *Bad Thing* (the capitalization is significant).

>So, please be sure that the specification of character and string encoding and
>of portable Scheme source code defines Scheme source as being locale indepent
>(by construction).

Definitely agreed.

(let ((i 30)) I)

should never, in any locale, give an 'undefined' error.