[Openmcl-devel] Unicode in OpenMCL

Duncan Rose duncan at robotcat.demon.co.uk
Thu Jun 24 19:31:07 UTC 2004


On Thursday, June 24, 2004, at 07:50 AM, Gary Byers wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Lawrence E. Bakst wrote:
>
>> At 2:00 PM -0600 6/23/04, Gary Byers wrote:
>>> On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Steve Jenson wrote:
>>>
>>

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>> I've spent some time thinking about this recently in the more general 
>> sense for a project I want to do.
>>
>> 24 bits is the right size if you have only one type of char.
>>
>

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>>
>>>
>>> A BASE-STRING would then be a vector of 24-bit immediate objects (in
>>> practice, this would almost certainly mean "a vector of 32-bit
>>> immediate objects with 8-11 unused bits."), and that lisp strings 
>>> would
>>> be effectively UTF-32 encoded (if I'm using the correct term.)
>>

If this is on the cards, why not move straight to 2-octet ISO 10646 
(UCS-4)?
At least this is a "natural" size (for want of a better term) being 32 
bits
already...

Unfortunately (from my personal POV) I'm too much of a Lisp newbie to 
comment
on any of the technical discussion going on....

-Duncan

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