On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 10:22:03AM +1000, konrad Zielinski wrote:
> I found this very frustrating to do in picolisp due to conflicing
> requirements, basically boiling down to how the language implements
> strings.

It would be interesting to discuss the details here.


> packing and unpacking my strings. depending on weather I wanted to
> print them or do somthing else to them.
> 
> I really thing that the strings should have simply been implemented as
> lists of chars.

Yes, this is the way to go. What stops you to do it this way?

Reading (with 'line' and 'till') will return lists of characters, and
the 'prin' functions will print them. Packing and unpacking might be
unnecessary.

Cheers,
- Alex
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