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- Subject: Re: UTF-8 identifiers [was: Re: Lua t-shirts]
- From: Jerome Vuarand <jerome.vuarand@...>
- Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:45:18 +0200
2009/10/5 Mauro Iazzi <email@example.com>:
> 2009/10/5 Ico <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> * On 2009-10-05 David Given <email@example.com> wrote :
>>> I'm still pushing for my proposal to allow all characters with codes
>>> in the range 128-255 to be considered valid in names. This would
>>> allow identifiers contain UTF-8 sequences.
>> Interesting idea. What's the catch, if there is one ?
> And conversely, what is the advantage? ;)
Being able to use accented letters or even non-roman characters would
be a useful tool to teach programming to people not speaking english.
Ideally you would need to translate keywords, libraries and built-in
error messages, but given Lua's size that seems reasonnable to do.
> The only language I know that is doing this is Falcon (
> http://falconpl.org/ ). If there are stats for how many people use
> this feature it would be interesting.
- Lua t-shirts, Stuart P.Bentley
- Re: Lua t-shirts, Roberto Ierusalimschy
- Re: Lua t-shirts, Patrick Donnelly
- Re: Lua t-shirts, Phoenix Sol
- Re: Lua t-shirts, Stefan
- Re: Lua t-shirts, Peter Cawley
- Re: Lua t-shirts, steve donovan
- Re: Lua t-shirts, David Given
- UTF-8 identifiers [was: Re: Lua t-shirts], Ico
- Re: UTF-8 identifiers [was: Re: Lua t-shirts], Mauro Iazzi