Using non-ascii symbols

Dave Hansen iddw at
Tue Jan 24 17:38:56 CET 2006

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 04:09:00 +0100 in comp.lang.python, Christoph
Zwerschke <cito at> wrote:

>Once you open your mind for using non-ascii symbols, I'm sure one can 
>find a bunch of useful applications. Variable names could be allowed to 
>be non-ascii, as in XML. Think class names in Arabian... Or you could 
>use Greek letters if you run out of one-letter variable names, just as 
>Mathematicians do. Would this be desirable or rather a horror scenario? 

The latter, IMHO.  Especially variable names.  Consider i vs. ì vs. í
vs. î vs. ï vs. ...


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