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Re: Mixing characters and bytes

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On 8/25/05, Michael Sperber <sperber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The string ports specified in SRFI 6 can support byte operations
> perfectly meaningfully.  I believe SRFI 68 contains a variation of it.

This is difficult to use in a Scheme that puts tight restrictions on
its strings, such as requiring them to be valid UTF-8, or if it performs
character-level semantic operations such as automatically
normalizing all strings.