Using non-ascii symbols

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Tue Jan 24 22:26:16 CET 2006

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:38:56 -0600, Dave Hansen wrote:

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

Agreed, but that's the programmer's fault for choosing stupid variable
names. (One character names are almost always a bad idea. Names which can
be easily misread are always a bad idea.) Consider how easy it is to
shoot yourself in the foot with plain ASCII:

l1 = 0
l2 = 4
pages of code
assert 11 + l2 = 4


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