[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131

Jason Orendorff jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Mon May 14 21:46:20 CEST 2007

On 5/14/07, Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at uci.edu> wrote:
> 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.

No, I haven't.

The most substantial use cases (if any) would have to be
in closed source code, which is hard to find.

I spent a little time looking for Java tutorials in a few
languages: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean.  Couldn't
find anything in Chinese.  (I don't know these languages. I
have no idea if I was looking in the right places, etc.)

  - For identifiers, the Spanish-language tutorials mostly
    used Spanish words stripped down to ASCII (accents
    and tildes dropped).

  - The Korean and Japanese tutorials I found (3 total)
    used English identifiers exclusively.

They did tend to use non-English characters freely in
comments and (about half the time) in string literals.
The Japanese tutorials had no comments at all in the


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