[Openmcl-devel] how many angels can dance on a unicode character?

Takehiko Abe keke at gol.com
Tue Apr 24 22:37:39 PDT 2007

Hamilton Link wrote:

> I don't understand your statement about not being sure why you care, 
> maybe I missed something.
> I thought this thread started (more or less) because someone wanted 
> UTF-16 as lisp's string representation 

Who is that bastard?? ... oh ouch. That was me. I regret I started

> with the rationale that talking 
> to the outside world (many libraries of which use UTF-16) would be 
> easier.  

The FFI concern is secondary. The primary one is space.
Now, if I can hold the portion of text data expected to be
large as u16 array, the space concern will be gone. I don't
know how painful it would be. I have to think about it.


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