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Re: Encodings.

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Hi Paul,

All I'm saying is that whatever restrictions you make on the
"composition of Scheme code" you are also making on the values in the
language, since Scheme program text and literals (aka string and symbol
values (and some others)) are all the same things. By definition.

It's true, you could come up with some language that allowed values
representing unicode strings but didn't allow program text in unicode.
It just wouldn't be faithful to Scheme. In other words, if the
technical problems you suggest make it impossible to achieve this, to
me that means we've failed.

I have no comment on whether or not everyone should learn English to be
able to read Scheme code -- that seems outside the scope of this forum :).