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- To: Evan Kirshenbaum <evan@SU-CSLI.ARPA>
- Subject: long-char, kanji
- From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1986 15:00:00 -0000
- Cc: common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- In-reply-to: Msg of 2 Jun 1986 12:53-EDT from Evan Kirshenbaum <evan at SU-CSLI.ARPA>
- Sender: FAHLMAN@C.CS.CMU.EDU
I haven't used fonts, but only because I wasn't on a machine that could do
them. I've since moved to an Explorer, and I'm sure that now that I have
them, I'll use them. Also, now that I *have* a computer with Control,
Meta, Super and Hyper keys, I'd be very upset if I couldn't input any
combination I can type as a character.
My vote is for leaving at least bits (and probably font) in the language.
As long as string-char is there when you need efficiency, I don't see
what's wrong with having full chars as well.
It is clear that each hardware/OS combination will want to provide Lisp
programs with getting at any keyboard event the user is capable of