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Fat Strings

    Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1992 09:29 EDT
    From: "John C. Mallery" <>

    I take it that CLIM does not and will not support fat strings, style bits on
    characters in strings.  That means, writing styled characters to a string will
    either generate an error or lose the style bits.

Since dpANS Common Lisp doesn't say anything about the semantics of "fat
strings", CLIM's hands are tied.  CLIM currently just generates an
error, although it might be reasonable for Genera CLIM to either strip
out the style bits or do something useful with them if people think that
would be a useful "favor" that does not sacrifice portability.



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