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Re: RFE: Please allow unicode ID chars in identifiers

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: RFE: Please allow unicode ID chars in identifiers
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:50:31 -0400
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On 6/13/17 8:35 PM, L A Walsh wrote:
> Chet Ramey wrote:
>> That's not relevant to the issue of whether or not a particular character
>> is classified as alphabetic in one locale and not another.
> That isn't relevant either.  Unicode declares the categories
> that characters are in -- GLOBALLY.  It doesn't vary by locale.

But people don't work in Unicode. They work in their own locale.
That locale may be consistent with Unicode, and it may not.  Adding
something that doesn't respect a user's locale isn't useful.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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