[R6RS] Really trivial I/O question

dyb at cs.indiana.edu dyb
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

I prefer display-string.


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