[Python-ideas] Allow additional separator character in variables

Carl Smith carl.input at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 09:29:43 EST 2017

Can't we just tell everyone to speak US English, and go back to ASCII? It
would be a less painful migration.

-- Carl Smith
carl.input at gmail.com

On 23 November 2017 at 14:16, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 1:10 AM, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, then there is some bitter irony in this, so it allows pretty
> > much everything,
> > but does not allow me to beautify code with hyphens.
> > I can fully understand the wish to use non-latin scripts in strings or
> comments.
> > As for identifiers, IMO, apart from latin letters and underscore, the
> > first unicode candidate
> > I would add is U+2010. And probably the LAST one I would add.
> >
> Fortunately for the world, you're not the one who decided which
> characters were permitted in Python identifiers. The ability to use
> non-English words for function/variable names is of huge value; the
> ability to use a hyphen is of some value, but not nearly as much.
> Can this thread move to python-list? Or, better, to
> python-rants-about-unicode-list, to which I don't subscribe?
> ChrisA
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