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- Subject: Re: Will Lua kernel use Unicode in the future?
- From: Lisa Parratt <lisa@...>
- Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:38:57 +0000
On 29 Dec 2005, at 11:06, Klaus Ripke wrote:
A few observations, reading this page:
Lack of "\U+1234" style unicode character escapes - it strikes me
that the code to isolate such an escape, and then convert it to an 8
bit string would only take a few lines of code. Is there a good
theological reason why this isn't supported?
Inability to use UTF-8 identifiers due to use of isalpha and isalnum
- surely it would be better to use hardcoded functions for
determining if the characters in an identifier are valid? Otherwise
there will be potential locale issues anyway. Locales should apply to
human languages, not computer languages!
Unicode string comparison and normalisation issues - I might be being
forgetful, but I was under the impression C99 added Unicode compliant
wide character comparison functions - perhaps these should be used if