[procedure] binary-port? port

Bigloo: returns #t iff port is a binary port. See open-output-binary-file?, append-output-binary-file?, open-input-binary-file?, close-binary-port?.

In Bigloo, binary ports can be used to dump Scheme objects to, and to restore Scheme objects from. input-obj and output-obj can be used to do so. Object serialization/deserialization is done by string->obj and obj->string.

Use special procedures, input-char and output-char, to do normal character I/O on a binary port.