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Re: [Scheme-reports] fresh empty strings

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Per Bothner <per@x> wrote:
> Certainly if there is lots of random-access insertion and deletion.
> But for a simple low-overhead mutable string buffer (just plain
> text with no styling, no emacs-style positions, etc) it seems a reasonable
> choice.  I'm thinking of something similar to Java's
> StringBuilder/StringBuffer
> (which don't even use a buffer gap).  Most common uses just append to the
> end (which is why even buffer-gap may be overkill), but occasionally
> people do an insert/replace/delete.

Then why not specify a generic text buffer API instead
of requiring a specific implementation?

A good start can be found at:



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