SRFI 175: ASCII character library

by Lassi Kortela

status: draft (2019/9/18)

Abstract

This SRFI defines ASCII-only equivalents to many of the character procedures in standard Scheme plus a few extra ones. Recent Scheme standards are based around Unicode but the significant syntactic elements in many file formats and network protocols are all ASCII. Such low-level code can run faster and its behavior can be easier to understand when it uses ASCII primitives.