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- Subject: Re: Internationalisation in programming languages [Was Re: lex patch]
- From: Björn De Meyer <bjorn.demeyer@...>
- Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 14:13:53 +0200
> That depends on what you mean by "compatible with UTF-8".
> I would advocate building Unicode libraries on top of the string datatype
> rather than as built in to the string datatype. I don't actually oppose
> Unicode but I think that it is not well-thought-out from a parsing
> perspective, and as mentioned earlier, I have many concerns about mindless
So, by making strlib capable of handling UTF-8, lua would
become mostly UTF-8 compatible? That is a good point to
look into then. I still don't like the use of characters outside
the 7-bit ASCII range for variable names, but as long as nobody
is obligating me to do so, it's fine with me.
"No one knows true heroes, for they speak not of their greatness." --
Björn De Meyer