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As it stands, SRFI-56 isn't useful for anything unless you assume you can mix binary and textual I/O on the same port. Therefore the addition of this distinction failed in its purpose and currently just stands as a wart in the SRFI. There are many ways to fix this, but it's not clear which is the best. I'd like to rethink the issue from scratch, and in particular wait for other current I/O SRFIs to complete. This also means we can get rid of the current overflow between the SRFI-56 and SRFI-68 lists. If you have further comments on binary I/O, please join the SRFI-68 list and continue the discussion there. Thanks everyone for you comments. -- Alex