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Re: Parsing Scheme [was Re: strings draft]

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Ken Dickey wrote:

It would be a *bad thing* if in going from one locale to another changed a working Scheme program into a broken Scheme program.

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).

Huh?  What do you mean?  How can a source file containing Scheme
source code possibly be locale independent?  What if you're on
a system whose native encoding is EBCDIC?  What if you use
non-ascii character in string literals or symbols?
	--Per Bothner
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