On 29 October 2016 at 18:19, Stephen J. Turnbull firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For better or worse, it may be emoji that drive that change ;-)
I suspect that the 100 million or so Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indian programmers who have had systems that have no trouble whatsoever handling non-ASCII for as long they've used computers will drive that change.
My apologies. You are of course absolutely right.
I'm curious to know how easy it is for Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indian programmers to use *ASCII* characters. I have no idea in practice whether the current basically entirely-ASCII nature of programming languages is as much a problem for them as I imagine Unicode characters would be for me. I really hope it isn't...