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Re: [Scheme-reports] 6.13 I/O
Andy Wingo scripsit:
> Why allow current-input-port to be a binary port? I would not do that.
Why forbid it? Some programs deal exclusively with binary input.
> Likewise I don't see why read-u8 and friends would default to a textual
It is not necessarily an error to invoke read-u8 on a textual port, if it is
also a binary port. We expect both to often be the case.
John Cowan cowan@x http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Most people are much more ignorant about language than they are about
[other subjects], but they reckon that because they can talk and read and
write, their opinions about talking and reading and writing are as well
informed as anybody's. And since I have DNA, I'm entitled to carry on at
length about genetics without bothering to learn anything about it. Not.
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