[racket] Rationale behind missing string-trim

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Wed May 9 11:26:33 EDT 2012

What conflict do you have?

The following works for me:

#lang racket
(require srfi/13) ; comment me
(string->list "auie")

whether or not you comment the require line (string->list is defined in
both racket and srfi/13)


On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Chad Albers <calbers at neomantic.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having a long running discussion with my colleagues about the
> practically of scheme.  I've argued that it is, and using Racket Scheme to
> prove my point.   However, on the other side of the debate, I've noticed
> that Racket's string API is missing what I consider to be a extremely
> practical procedure - string-trim.  This procedure is actually in srfi 13.
> While I can 'require' srfi13, I can't import it as is, because sfri-13's
> procedures overlap Racket's string procedures.  I believe Racket's require
> feature allows me to just import those procedures I need from srfi 13, but
> I find that kind of awkward.
> My question is, then, why would such a practical procedure missing from
> Racket's string API?
> --
> Chad
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