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Re: Why are byte ports "ports" as such?
On Sun, 2006-05-21 at 17:54 +0200, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <email@example.com> writes:
> > 1. The correct primitive is READ-CODEPOINT, not READ-CHAR.
> > READ-CHAR is a library routine.
> Unless char is defined to be a code point. Which is IMHO the most
> reasonable choice: code points are the natural atomic units of Unicode
> text, and most Unicode algorithms are expressed in terms of code points.
In many respects I agree that this would be sensible from the
Unfortunately it is quite wrong, which is something that the UNICODE
people go to great lengths to make clear (and, IMO, a serious failing of