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Larry Hudson orgnut at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 24 09:01:11 CEST 2012


On 07/23/2012 06:22 AM, Dave Angel wrote:
> On 07/23/2012 09:06 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> 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:
>>
>> http://www.rexswain.com/rexx.html#operators
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> ChrisA
>
>
> Keyboards with 110,000 keys on them; wonderful.  And much larger
> characters on the screen, so that all those can be distinguished.  And
> of course all fonts have to support all those characters.
>
> Back to 20 character lines.
>

Somewhat different than this discussion, and I'm not familiar with it myself, but I've read 
about the "Space Cadet Keyboard".  It's described (among other places) at:

http://catb.org/jargon/html/S/space-cadet-keyboard.html

      -=- Larry -=-

OT:  This "Jargon File" can be an entertaining read.  I found "The Story of Mel" particularly 
fascinating.




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