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Alex Shinn <alexshinn@xxxxxxxxx> writes: > 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. If you feed a string output port a bad encoding, sure you get bad data. This is a matter of specifying what happens in that case, which the SRFI does. -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla