Subject: Re: strings and characters
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/03/16
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tim Bradshaw <>
| Incidentally I should make this clearer, as it looks like I'm arguing
| against fat strings.  Supporting several kinds of strings is *obviously*
| sensible, I quibble about the compressing stuff being worth it.

  compressing strings for in-memory representation of _arrays_ is nuts.
  nobody has proposed it, and nobody ever will.  again, read the Unicode
  technical report and decrease both your fear and your ignorance.