It seems that right now ECL can not be built without Unicode if one is to use _any_ of the really useful libraries.
Almost all software around depends on flexi-streams and cl-unicode or some similar software, which simply does not work if char-code-limit is <= 65535.
Should we just force Unicode by default? I do not want to keep getting random bug reports about cl+ssl and other software which is broken in that sense.
Instituto de Física Fundamental, CSIC
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