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When debugging Scheme programs, but also for providing a human-friendly interface, a procedure for converting any Scheme object into string format is very useful. Conversion from/to strings can of course be done with specialized procedures when the data type of the object to convert is known, but with this procedure, it is often more comfortable.
object->string converts an object by using a print procedure for
writing to a string port, and then returning the resulting string.
Converting an object back from the string is only possible if the object
type has a read syntax and the read syntax is preserved by the printing
|object->string obj [printer]||Scheme Procedure|
|scm_object_to_string (obj, printer)||C Function|
Return a Scheme string obtained by printing obj.
Printing function can be specified by the optional second
argument printer (default: |