On 23 June 2014 10:30, Guido van Rossum email@example.com wrote:
Hm. What's wrong with rejecting bad ideas?
While I agree it's a bad idea to use symbols that can't be readily typed as part of the language syntax, I think Terry's broader point that anything which *can* be implemented outside the core usually *should* be implemented outside the core (at least as a proof-of-concept) is a good one.
Hy shows it is possible to implement a Lisp on top of the CPython runtime, so folks should certainly be capable of implementing a Python-with-Unicode-symbols on top of existing Python runtimes without needing the blessing of the core development team.