Binary data (ByteArray/ByteVector) proposal on public-script-coord
P T Withington
ptw at pobox.com
Fri Nov 6 05:43:56 PST 2009
On 2009-11-05, at 19:42, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> My claim is that Data is not much like these things. I believe it is
> more like String. It happens to be a sequence (of a very specific
> type), but it's specialized enough to be worth treating differently.
> Do people often regret that String is not an Array?
Data is like an 8-bit "null encoded" String. Which makes me wonder if
you really just want to extend String to allow different encodings.
But I also regret String not being and Array. Others must have too,
because at one point I'm sure there was a proposal to make  on
string mean charAt?
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