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Re: ice-9 lineio read-char versus unread-string

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: ice-9 lineio read-char versus unread-string
Date: 05 May 2003 18:47:41 +0100
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>>>>> "Marius" == Marius Vollmer <address@hidden> writes:

    Marius> Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:
    >> I guess this is just a missing index for the string-ref call in the
    >> getc handler of make-line-buffering-input-port.  Judging by the
    >> substring taken I guess it should be 0.

    Marius> Right.  Fixed in both branches, although I think the code hasn't
    Marius> been used for three years or so...

    Marius> The (ice-9 lineio) module was there to fix a deficiency in the core
    Marius> ports and the original author expected it to be removed somewhen.
    Marius> Maybe we should just do that.  Anybody?

The (poor) comment doesn't say what that deficiency was.  Does anyone
know?  And if so, has it been fixed?

If no one knows, I support removing this from Guile core.


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