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Re: Exposing `scm_i_mem2number ()'

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: Exposing `scm_i_mem2number ()'
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 23:57:12 +0200
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> I think it'd be nice to export `scm_i_mem2number ()'.  My initial plan
> was to just rename it `scm_c_string_to_number ()' and document it.
> However, due to the eventual support for various encodings, we'd rather
> need to have something like `scm_c_locale_string_to_number ()'.  The
> problem is: how do we handle the LEN argument for arbitrary encodings?
> Should it be documented as the number of chars (not octets) that compose
> the string?

I'd make it the number of octets, to remain in sync with
scm_from_locale_stringn, etc.

> Suggestions?

But, what about scm_string_to_number (scm_from_locale_string (...))?
Isn't that good enough?

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