Subject: Re: Wide character implementation From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:14:25 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * 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. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.