Subject: Re: Wide character implementation
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:14:25 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Pekka P. Pirinen
| Note that it is the programmer's responsibility to choose and declare
| suitable character and string types, if they want to write a program
| that works efficiently with both BASE-CHAR and larger character sets.

  If they want that, they should always use the types string and character.
  Only if the programmer knows that he creates base-string and with with
  base-char objects, should he so declare them.  Since string is carefully
  worded to be a collection of types, an implementation that declares
  strings exlusively will work for all subtypes of string.

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