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Re: RFE: Please allow unicode ID chars in identifiers

From: John McKown
Subject: Re: RFE: Please allow unicode ID chars in identifiers
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2017 20:33:59 -0500

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 4:48 PM, L A Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:

> Greg Wooledge wrote:
>>> Here is a demonstration of the cost of what you are proposing.  In my
>>> mail user agent, your variable shows up as L??v.
>>> Source code with your UTF-8 identifiers would no longer even be
>> What display/OS do you have that you can't run UTF-8 on?
>    Still curious - - -> me.  :-)
​OK, I did a port of BASH to an IBM "mainframe" system (IBM z) which uses
EBCDIC as it's character set, rather than ASCII or UNICODE. Granted, this
system is a very minor player to most people. OTOH, most "Fortune 500"
companies will have one or more "hidden away" doing some "legacy" work and,
now, perhaps even some mobile (smartphone, tablet) back end work. There is
another mid-range IBM system which also uses EBCDIC, but I don't know if it
has a BASH port or not.​

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Maranatha! <><
John McKown

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