Re: the meaning of rユ.......ï¾

Devin Jeanpierre jeanpierreda at
Mon Jul 23 16:10:22 CEST 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM, Henrik Faber <hfaber at> wrote:
> If you allow for UTF-8 identifiers you'll have to be horribly careful
> what to include and what to exclude. Is the non-breaking space a valid
> character for a identifier? Technically it's a different character than
> the normal space, so why shouldn't it be? What an awesome idea!
> What about × vs x? Or Ì vs Í vs Î vs Ï vs Ĩ vs Ī vs ī vs Ĭ vs ĭ vs Į vs
> į vs I vs İ? Do you think if you need to maintain such code you'll
> immediately know the difference between the 13 (!) different "I"s I just
> happened to pull out randomly you need to chose and how to get it? What
> about Ȝ vs ȝ? Or Ȣ vs ȣ? Or ȸ vs ȹ? Or d vs Ԁ vs ԁ vs ԃ vs Ԃ? Or ց vs g?
> Or ս vs u?

Yes, as soon as we add unicode to anything everyone will go insane and
write gibberish.

-- Devin

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