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Character and output-width proposals

   Date: Thu, 4 Jun 92 10:53:10 +0200
   From: tmb@idiap.ch  (Thomas M. Breuel)
   References: <9206011944.AA03903@husc10>

   In general, however, I'd prefer if Scheme supported efficient binary
   I/O via some essential procedures. The current set of standard I/O
   procedures, both text based and for data structures, is at best
   adequate for writing toy programs.

Yes.  And this is also tied in with CHAR-CODE-LIMIT.  I have written
routines which convert integers to 4 byte strings.  It is not portable
because it depends on 8 bit characters.  But if CHAR-CODE-LIMIT were
defined, it could be portable.