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Re: %default-port-conversion-strategy and string ports

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: %default-port-conversion-strategy and string ports
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:38:30 +0200
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:

> SRFI-6 (string ports) says nothing about port encodings, and yet
> portable code written for SRFI-6 will fail on Guile 2.0 unless the
> string is constrained to whatever the default port encoding happens to
> be.  This is not just a theoretical issue; it has caused trouble in
> practice, e.g.:

Hey, there’s a patch for SRFI-6 there.  Could we resume the discussion
in that bug?

Guile ports are mixed textual/binary ports.  Whether this or separate
binary/textual ports as in R6 is best is an interesting question, but as
you note, we cannot really change that currently.


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