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Re: [Chicken-users] multilingual fowl

From: Sergey Khorev
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] multilingual fowl
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 10:54:35 +0400

I had plans to hack UTF-8 to the Chicken someday, but it seems you've
outran me =)

> other languages is to represent strings internally as UTF-8.  Whenever
> this gets mentioned a lot of people just stop, gasp "non-constant time
> STRING-REF?!" and dismiss the idea altogether.  However, two points to
> take into consideration are 1) this could be made as a purely optional
> unit, and 2) it's a lot faster than you think.  It's also easy -

Complete agreed. As an example of UTF-8 success one can remember the
Vim editor. It uses UTF-8 internally, UTF-8 routines are used in the
time-critical pieces of code and they work fast!

Sergey Khorev
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