SRFI 207: String-notated bytevectors

by Daphne Preston-Kendal (external notation), John Cowan (procedure design), and Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (implementation)

status: final (2020-10-29)

keywords: Reader Syntax


To ease the human reading and writing of Scheme code involving binary data that for mnemonic reasons corresponds as a whole or in part to ASCII-coded text, a notation for bytevectors is defined which allows printable ASCII characters to be used literally without being converted to their corresponding integer forms. In addition, this SRFI provides a set of procedures known as the bytestring library for constructing a bytevector from a sequence of integers, characters, strings, and/or bytevectors, and for manipulating bytevectors as if they were strings as far as possible.