Leo Razoumov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| [Q] How can I resize an existing string (increase/decrease a string length)??
| A point of clarification: resizing is *NOT* allocating a new bigger string
| and copying contents from older string to the new one.
| Resizing should preserve eq? predicate.
This connot be done in general, and certainly not within the bounds of R5RS.
One might be able to write a C extension that does it specifically for
MzScheme or other implementations which always store a string as two pieces
(that is, a "Scheme object" or "GC cell" containing a pointer to an
out-of-line string body), but for performance reasons some implementations
store [short] strings & vectors in-line (directly in the Scheme object),
and in that case there might well be live objects on both sides, and thus
there'd not *be* any room to grow the string.
You might also want to look at SCM's "uniform vectors" (which include
uniform vectors of character), which provide something like a Common Lisp
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