[plt-scheme] Why do MzScheme ports not respect the locale's encoding by default?

From: Jim Blandy (jimb at redhat.com)
Date: Mon Feb 28 02:13:08 EST 2005

Alex Shinn <foof at synthcode.com> writes:
> This is indeed the real problem.  You have to choose between backwards
> compatibility (with no means of breaking away) and consistency and
> forwards compatibility.  Since Scheme places less emphasis on
> compatibility and more emphasis on doing things right, I think the
> latter is preferable.

Just for my sake, can you spell out the specific design options you
feel represent the two alternatives you present there?

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