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Re: [Scheme-reports] 6.4 control features: -map and -for-each procedures

On 05/22/11 14:53, Andy Wingo wrote:

> Less polemically: consistency has a value, but for me it stops well
> before the useless "blob-map".

There shouldn't be a blob-map. The very reason for blobs as distinct
from u8vectors etc. is that blobs don't have internal structure. They
are "measured" in bytes for the purposes of asking their length and
copying bits of them, but that doesn't mean that what those bytes are is
defined. We could add a byte type if we wanted, but to call them u8s or
s8s or characters is a misleading assumption; they might be fragments of
floats or something...

> Andy


Alaric Snell-Pym

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