Re: the meaning of rユ.......�¾

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Jul 23 15:06:45 CEST 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:
> Some day, we're going to have programming languages that take advantage
> of the full unicode character set.  Right now, we're working in ASCII
> and creating silly digrams/trigrams like r'' for raw strings (and triple-quotes for multi-line
> strings).  Not to mention <=, >=, ==, !=.  And in languages other than
> python, things like ->, => (arrows for structure membership), and so on.

REXX predates Unicode, I think, or at least its widespread adoption,
but it has a non-ASCII operator:

But personally, I've always used backslash. It's nothing to do with
ASCII and everything to do with having it on the keyboard. Before you
get a language that uses full Unicode, you'll need to have fairly
generally available keyboards that have those keys.


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