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- Subject: Re: Native unicode support?
- From: Björn De Meyer <bjorn.demeyer@...>
- Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 22:00:00 +0200
Edgar Toernig wrote:
> Björn De Meyer wrote:
> > [about UTF-8 isalpha]
> > I would consider any valid character outside
> > the 7 bit ANSI range as "alphabetical", or more precisely,
> > as acceptable for an identifier name.
> Oh, International Obfuscated Lua Code Contest?!?
> Sorry, but that's silly.
> Ciao, ET.
Well, the characters in that lofty Unicode range
between 127 and 2^31 can most all be useful
to in identifier names. Japanese, Korean, etc,
identifiers may look quite obfuscated to us westerners.
But, to the people who use non-western languages,
our roman characters look just as foreign.
If you want to use LUA for as a simple configuration
file tool, then having localised identifier names
may be especially useful. However, I can agree that
if you use LUA for proper programming, then
"funny" identifier names can make the program harder
to read. So, what I propose is probably
best off as a nonstandard extension to LUA.
"No one knows true heroes, for they speak not of their greatness." --
Björn De Meyer