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It was thus said that the Great Dirk Laurie once stated:
> 2017-04-30 23:11 GMT+02:00 Sean Conner <>:
> >   There was a long discussion about that a few years ago:
> >
> >
> >
> >   It appears the consensus then was "maybe not a good idea."
> >
> >   -spc
> I did not read that before posting, and Sean is careful not to imply that
> old issues are dead and buried,

  Well, the discussion was about using keywords as variable names, like:

	if if == then then then = else else else = end end

> But UTF-8 has come closer to universal acceptance in the last three
> years.  What was "maybe not a good idea" back then, might have
> become" maybe not a bad idea" now.

  But there are still issues, like not all of Unicode code points are valid
alphabetic characters---you have a block of mathematical operator
characters, digit characters for different languages, combining characters
which now include colors.  The rules get rather complex rather quickly ...

  -spc (Don't even want to think about left-to-right vs. right-to-left
	issues ... )