[Openmcl-devel] Plans for Unicode support within OpenMCL?

James Anderson janderson at ravenpack.com
Tue Mar 21 02:10:02 PST 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: openmcl-devel-bounces at clozure.com
> [mailto:openmcl-devel-bounces at clozure.com]On Behalf Of Gary Byers
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 00.47
> To: Tom Emerson
> Cc: openmcl-devel at clozure.com
> Subject: Re: [Openmcl-devel] Plans for Unicode support within OpenMCL?
> "Plans" in the sense of "general agreement that it'd be good and necessary and
> should really be done someday, and some thoughts about how to do it" : yes.
> "Plans" in the sense of "concrete effort, funded or voluntary" : sadly no.
> There are certainly some technical and design issues to be resolved;
> there was some discussion of those issues here a couple of years ago:
> <http://clozure.com/mailman/htdig/openmcl-devel/2004-June/001741.html>

the python reference was interesting, if for nothing else, than that it
indicates that they have decided to use UCS-2 and, optionally,  4 for the

> I'm personally all in favor of resolving those issues and seeing this
> happen  Committing to a concrete effort tends to be the hard part; if
> anyone else can commit to that, I'd be glad to offer what help I can.


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