[Openmcl-devel] Unicode in OpenMCL

Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. bsder at mail.allcaps.org
Thu Jun 24 06:03:27 UTC 2004


On Jun 23, 2004, at 10:20 PM, Steve Jenson wrote:

> On Jun 23, 2004, at 3:53 PM, Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. wrote:
>
>> While languages like Python support Unicode strings, the programs 
>> themselves are not Unicode.  This is a much more difficult problem in 
>> Lisp where the line between data and program is far more ambiguous.
>
> If the code is only allowed to be in ASCII, which is true currently, 
> and Unicode is only allowed with specified designators (like quotes) 
> then I'm not sure where the problem is. Am I missing some subtlety?

My impression was that one of the options on the table is full Unicode 
a la:

http://clisp.cons.org/fibjap.lisp

where the Unicode is very integrated into the system and code is not 
just ASCII.

-a




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