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Re: strings rationale

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: strings rationale
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 14:24:03 -0700 (PDT)

       The inconvenience [of read-only-string?] is in the need to use
       those predicates.  If strings can be shared, you need to check
       for this before modifying them.

Please explain more carefully what you mean by this cryptic comment.
It makes no sense to me.  You write as if confused.

Where do you find the use of `read-only-string?' inconvenient?

What have shared substrings got to do with whether or not
`read-only-string?' must be used?

        a simpler, uniform string representation seems better

What does "simpler, uniform string representation" mean in this
context, specifically.


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