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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:59:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     However, I would argue that even in Emacs, string<->bytevector
>     conversions should be strict by default,
> What is a "bytevector"?  It doesn't appear in the Emacs Lisp
> ref manual, so I suppose it is a concept from Scheme.
> How would it relate into Emacs?  Maybe your suggestion is a good one.

Unibyte string minus the string part.  Basically what decoding works
from to generate strings and vice versa.

But in GUILE, you cannot use string functions on them: they are
basically arrays with byte elements.

David Kastrup

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