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In article <200005051936.PAA12536@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
shivers@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>You can't use Boyer-Moore with large character types -- it requires you
>to build a table with one entry for every possible character. Hence
>not really useable for anything past Latin-1.
>In fact, I have an implementation of B-M. I just don't *export* it into
>the library's API as such, because it isn't portable across character types,
>which is one of the design criteria of the lib.

But my opinion is that the SRFI should not mention ANY algorithm, it
should leave it up to implementors. A SRFI is a specification, not an
implementation, isn't it?

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