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Re: RFE: Please allow unicode ID chars in identifiers

From: L A Walsh
Subject: Re: RFE: Please allow unicode ID chars in identifiers
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:31:24 -0700
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Eduardo Bustamante wrote:
On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 7:42 PM, L A Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:
It would be a useful upgrade besides being a "good world citizen" ;-).

I honestly fail to see the usefulness of such upgrade. It'll just
increase the complexity of the parser, to get what, emojis?
   emojis?   Those wouldn't work. They aren't ID-type
characters.  Large
Do you have an example of something that absolutely needs Unicode and
cannot be achieved by the current state of affairs? (an actual real
world use case)
Absolutely needs? Do people absolutely need computers? They are supposed to
be there to serve us and make our life easier.  So you shouldn't be asking
a lame question that eliminates the machines and media we are using to communicate. And don't try to use absolutes like "cannot be achieved by
<no more progress ever>" since that's what you are saying.  Why do we need
ASCII or keyboards? Why not go back to ones and zeros entered via flip switches on a panel? Any point in time is "arbitrary" and gone by the time you think of
it.  Limiting everything to how it is now == not-living.

Variable names like:

Lēv -- (3 letter word pronounced like Leave), (most recent try...)

string constants:
$Ⅼ=50   $Ⅽ=100   $Ⅾ=500   $Ⅿ=1000
$Ⅰ=1    $Ⅴ=5      $Ⅹ=10

Symbol names are **Symbolic** -- so why would you want to disallow symbols (like emoticons, even, though those weren't in my original proposal), but if they mean something for you, maybe they can be added as well!

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