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Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
READ-CHAR must conceptually be built on top of READ-CODEPOINT, which in turn must conceptually be built on top of READ-BYTE. From our experience in BitC, it appears to be the case that READ-CODEPOINT is sufficient for implementation of the compiler/interpreter, and READ-CHAR can therefore be implemented as a library procedure.
What is the use-case for read-char, as you define it? What is the use-case for a "character" data type that is *not* a codepoint data type? -- --Per Bothner firstname.lastname@example.org http://per.bothner.com/