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Thomas Lord <lord@xxxxxxx> writes: >> I want chars where the *computer* takes care of the coding. I >> want chars that are fully-understood characters, not little pieces of >> a character. > > Hopefully, since it's not clear exactly how to give you what > you want, R6RS will give you an environment in which you can > elaborate that idea in a portable way, propose it as standard, > and have lots of implementors try it out in their implementation > to see how they feel about it. Hopefully. Unfortunately, there are folks around who want to mandate how char->integer works, who want to mandante that strings be implemented like arrays, who want to mandate that a given UTF encoding be used for this or that purpose, who want to mandate functions that are inconsistent with proper Unicode support, and so forth. My sole goal here is to encourage people *not* to standardize things that hose the kind of system I'm interested in. Standardizing things that don't hose it is fine.