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Re: constant-time access to variable-width encodings

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Per Bothner wrote:

Here is an idea for an implementation strategy for using UTF-8 or UTF-16 encoding of strings without breaking constant-time string-ref. Obviously R6RS should not require or assume this implementation, but it would be nice if it could be written to *allow* it.

A cool idea. Minor point: if you think of #\partial as "filler", then consider calling it #\filler instead.

Ray Blaak