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> From: Alex Shinn <foof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > At Sun, 25 Jan 2004 19:01:52 -0800 (PST), Tom Lord wrote: > > Just consider me as having walked around in the commons for a while > > carrying a big sign that says "Don't make lame implementations of > > Scheme strings." > This is not helpful, you're just insulting Bear's and Shiro's > implementations which are perfectly valid and have their own advantages > over Pika. Scheme should be about encouraging diverse implementations. I agree about encouraging. So far as I know, the details I've heard about Bear's are such that I would consider it to conform to the guidance. So I certainly don't think I insulted his. I'm not aware enough about the details of Shiro's. All I'm (sort of) aware of is that he's dealing with a EUCJP -- which sounds very challenging if you want to wind up with an implementation suitable for intensive string processing. (Unicode is similarly challenging.) I think I probably insulted Perl and Python, though. -t