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From: Alex Shinn <foof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: strings draft Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 10:45:37 +0900 > I was just suggesting it can be useful to have a way to specify the > character encoding of Scheme source, a separate issue from locale, much > like the XML: > > <?xml encoding="utf-8"?> > > However, in retrospect SRFI-10 is a poor way to implement this because > it means you can't read the whole list and then dispatch on ENCODING. > Probably best to directly copy XML style and have something similar to > SRFI-22 specifying the encoding at the top of the file, perhaps hidden > in a comment a la Emacs: > > ;; -*- encoding: UTF-8 -*- > Programming in multiple encodings, I've been thinking this for a while. Currently I'm looking at using comment or some special directive like (declare (source-encoding "utf-8")) Python adopted encoding-specifying comment, e.g. #!/usr/bin/python # -*- coding: <encoding name> -*- see http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0263.html for the details. --shiro