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Per Bothner <per@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > If ports are required to support byte operations, then there > is little point in a separate primitive byte i/o layer. The primitive I/O layer, besides offering more control over performance, also allows you to create access to arbitrary data sources easily. Scheme systems have traditionally done this at the ports level, but it is difficult to get right there. (For entertainment value, look at the interface in the PLT v3xx series.) -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla