[R6RS] Really trivial I/O question
dyb at cs.indiana.edu
Thu Mar 3 22:51:32 EST 2005
> Can anyone provide a rationale why WRITE-CHAR isn't called
> DISPLAY-CHAR? Looking at:
I suspect it was to avoid a "gratuitous incompatibility" with Common Lisp,
which in retrospect was probably not a good rationale.
> The related question, of course, is whether a procedure to output a
> string (or a byte vector or a whatever) should be called WRITE-STRING
> or DISPLAY-STRING.
I prefer display-string.
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