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Re: strings draft
> 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.