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Re: Issues with Unicode
Sebastian Egner scripsit:
> One could start with a SRFI for immutable strings as an add-on
> library---in the hope that the Scheme community will pick it up
> as the primary string type in the distant future.
Actually, getting immutable strings into R6RS would be trivial in
terms of the document: simply replace the sentence
String-set! stores CHAR in element K of STRING and returns an
in 6.3.5 with the following:
String-set! returns a string whose elements the same (in the
sense of eqv?) as those in STRING, with the exception of element
K, which is instead the same as CHAR. String-set! may or may
not return a string which is the same as STRING, but must not
> People might argue that the primitive strings of R5RS are much
> more efficient than any advanced string type, e.g. ropes.
That's unequivocally false. They are faster for string-ref! and
string-set!, may or may not be faster for string-length, and are almost
surely slower for string-append. and string-copy (for reasonably long
strings). Unless you mean space-efficient, in which case simple arrays
This is behind a tollbooth, but
http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/kaplan99purely.html is not. It's always a
bad idea to cite portal.acm.org URLs on a public mailing list; not all
of us have ACM subscriptions.
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On an XML DBMS.