[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Mon May 14 18:40:08 CEST 2007

"Jason Orendorff" <jason.orendorff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/13/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> > I don't think this scenario is all that unlikely. A
> > program is initially written by a Russian programmer
> > who uses his own version of "a" as a variable name.
> > Later an English-speaking programmer makes some
> > changes, and uses an ascii "a". Now there are two
> > subtly different variables called "a" in different
> > parts of the program.
> If this scenario were *not* unlikely, it would have happened
> to a Java programmer somewhere, right?  Has this *ever*
> happened?  I wasn't able to find a case.

Have you been able to find substantial Java source in which non-ascii
identifiers were used?  I have been curious about its prevalence, but
wouldn't even know how to start searching for such code.

 - Josiah

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