[I18n-sig] Strawman Proposal (2): Encoding attributes

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Sat, 10 Feb 2001 07:27:45 +0100

> you really feel comfortable saying: "this is technically possible
> and maybe someone has even submitted a patch to allow it but we
> won't support it because we think everyone should code in English."

I would not feel comfortable, because I doubt it is technically
possible. It may work for identifiers of variables (including
functions and classes), however, it will surely fail for the names of
packages and modules.

As I said before, I tried to write such a program in Java, which is
intended to support this. It failed, because the interpreter could not
find the class file (which must have the name of the class in Java,