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Re: current input & output ports

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On 6/17/05, Taylor Campbell <campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> One thing that has always bothered me about Scheme's I/O system is the
> seemingly random presence of 'current ports.'  I haven't been able to
> find a rationale for the existence of the mechanism, and exactly what
> the 'current {input,output} port' is meant to be used for has never
> been clear to me.

How do you propose to give access to stdin and stdout?