Scheme vs. CommonLisp vs. the World

Chris Bitmead uid(x22068)
Tue, 13 May 1997 10:07:46 +1000

>Yet another BTW, I recall Scheme only has arrays of type "t".
>It doesn't have (unsigned byte 8) element arrays,

I believe byte arrays in Scheme are called strings.

>or (unsigned byte 32) element arrays,

Perhaps a nice implementation might store 4byte things efficiently in
a standard vector.

>or (unsigned byte 1), all of which are incredible useful for
>writing efficient system-level code and interfacing with
>hardware and other byte-level internet protocols.