Translating keywords

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Apr 8 06:45:34 CEST 2008

"Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-py2 at> wrote in message 
news:op.t89t1sbgx6zn5v at
| En Mon, 07 Apr 2008 14:59:08 -0300, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at>
| escribió:
| > If you want other-language keywords, you should either use a translator
| > processor or an editor that will do keyword substitution.  I do not 
| > of
| > such but I would not be surprised if there is one.  I suspect this sort
| > of
| > thing will more likely happen with Python 3, which will allow unicode
| > keywords.
| Python 3 allows for unicode identifiers, but I don'k know any plans for
| using unicode keywords too. Looks funny:

There are no official (PSF) plans and I expect there will be not be any for 
a long time if ever.  My 'suspicion' was with respect to very unofficial 
3rd party efforts, perhaps not even announced here in English/ascii land. 
My reasoning:  If one is writing in ascii only, then ascii keywords and 
even English keywords are not so much a burden. But if one is writing 
comments and strings and identifiers in a different alphabet, then ascii 
begin to look odd and native character keywords more inviting. 

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