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Re: case mappings




On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:

> I don't want case-sensitive symbols.  I think we should say that
> symbols may or may not be case-sensitive.

> In my opinion, case-folding on symbols in a fancy-schmancy Unicode
> system should fold together case and also diacriticals.  This is a
> common way of handling things.  The canonical printed form of a symbol
> would be that in which it was first encountered, or perhaps could even
> be mutable.

It could be done that way, I guess, provided that

(eq? sym (string->symbol(symbol->string sym))) -> #t

for all symbols is preserved. But honestly, I don't want to
specify case-folding in a character set that makes case-folding
as hairy as Unicode does.

				Bear