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2009/10/5 Mauro Iazzi <>:
> 2009/10/5 Ico <>:
>> * On 2009-10-05 David Given <> 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 (
> ). If there are stats for how many people use
> this feature it would be interesting.
> mauro