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Re: [r6rs-discuss] [Scheme-reports] LAMBDA and Unicode

From: Alex Shinn <alexshinn@x>
Subject: Re: [Scheme-reports] LAMBDA and Unicode (Was: [r6rs-discuss] Scheme pattern matching & R*RS)
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 07:56:25 +0900

>> For example, there are some languages (e.g. Python),
>> Scheme implementations (e.g. Gauche) and editors (e.g. Emacs)
>> that recognizes a line like "-*-coding: utf-8-*-" near the
>> beginning of the plain text file.
> The advantage of the Emacs convention is it allows other
> encodings (Scheme may outlive Unicode), and may coincidentally
> work on some existing files since Emacs is so popular
> among Schemers.  But it seems a little hacky to put into
> the standard.

I agree.  I think a srfi is suitable, for this is more
like a "common practice".


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