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Re: Names and primitives in SRFI 56
A number of Schemes (Scheme48 and Chicken, at least) support
byte-vectors for doing aggregate binary io. This seems to satisfy most
needs for doing something beyond simple scalar io, while still allowing
the application to perform whatever interpretation is necessary.
I suppose some might consider it onerous to require implementing such a
data type for this SRFI, but I consider byte-vectors extraordinarily useful.