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Re: character objects

Next you're going to tell me that there is CHARARRAYCALL if I want to
use a character as an index into an array, CHARLOGXOR if I want to
complement a bit such as alphabetic case or meta in a character,
CHARASSQ if I want to look one up in an a-list, maybe even CHARFUNCALL
if I want to pass one as an argument?

Isn't all this an entirely excessive amount of mechanism for a partial
solution to a very small part of the problems encountered when
transporting between systems with different environmental conventions?