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Re: [Scheme-reports] Padding/placeholders (hashes) in numerical syntax

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 8:24 AM, John Cowan <cowan@x> wrote:
> I'm surprised that the reader doesn't use string->number
> or vice versa.

All of the heavy parsing is shared, but the interface
leaves room for differences, and this is unavoidable.
In order for read to use string->number, it must have
separate code for delimiting the string, whereas in
order for string->number to use read (which Chibi
does), it needs separate code paths for non-decimal
base arguments.


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