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

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: ice-9 lineio read-char versus unread-string
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 13:46:16 -0400
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>>> "Marius" == Marius Vollmer <address@hidden> writes:
>     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?

The functionality of (ice-9 lineio) is duplicated in the built-in
unread-string and the (ice-9 rdelim) module.  So, not knowing the
actual history, I would guess that (ice-9 lineio) predates them.  In
that case, now that we have those two, it would seem that lineio is no
longer needed.


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