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bug#14109: No code for 'bytevector->string' and 'string->bytevector'

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: bug#14109: No code for 'bytevector->string' and 'string->bytevector'
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:38:12 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Ian Price <address@hidden> writes:

> Nikita Karetnikov <address@hidden> writes:
>> The mentioned functions are documented [1].  However, I'll get the
>> "Unbound variable" error if I try to import them:
>> scheme@(guile-user)> ,use (rnrs io ports) 
>> scheme@(guile-user)> string->bytevector
>> ;;; <unknown-location>: warning: possibly unbound variable 
>> `string->bytevector'
>> ERROR: In procedure #<procedure 8ab8bc0 ()>:
>> ERROR: In procedure module-lookup: Unbound variable: string->bytevector
> Even if they were available, it wouldn't do you much good, because the
> general transcoder functionality on ports isn't implemented.

Indeed, it would be good to implement this at some point.

> For the moment, the (rnrs bytevectors) module has string->utf8,
> string->utf16, and string->utf32 which are implemented. Though, this
> doesn't let you specify eol-style or handling-mode.

There's also Andy's shiny new (ice-9 iconv) module, which provides more
general iconv functionality and will make its debut in 2.0.8.  It
contains 'string->bytevector' and 'bytevector->string', though beware
that they're not the same as the R6RS procedures, despite their names.

These are documented in section of the manual in stable-2.0,
but were not in the index due to some broken texinfo markup which I just


 -- Scheme Procedure: string->bytevector string encoding
     Encode STRING as a sequence of bytes.

     The string will be encoded in the character set specified by the
     ENCODING string.  If the string has characters that cannot be
     represented in the encoding, by default this procedure raises an
     `encoding-error'.  Pass a CONVERSION-STRATEGY argument to specify
     other behaviors.

     The return value is a bytevector.  *Note Bytevectors::, for more on
     bytevectors.  *Note Ports::, for more on character encodings and
     conversion strategies.

 -- Scheme Procedure: bytevector->string bytevector encoding
     Decode BYTEVECTOR into a string.

     The bytes will be decoded from the character set by the ENCODING
     string.  If the bytes do not form a valid encoding, by default this
     procedure raises an `decoding-error'.  As with
     `string->bytevector', pass the optional CONVERSION-STRATEGY
     argument to modify this behavior.  *Note Ports::, for more on
     character encodings and conversion strategies.

 -- Scheme Procedure: call-with-output-encoded-string encoding proc
     Like `call-with-output-string', but instead of returning a string,
     returns a encoding of the string according to ENCODING, as a
     bytevector.  This procedure can be more efficient than collecting a
     string and then converting it via `string->bytevector'.

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