Walt Mankowski via plug on 1 Nov 2021 17:44:34 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] trojan, ransomware

On Mon, Nov 01, 2021 at 03:22:10PM -0400, Martin Cracauer via plug wrote:
> Do we really need unicode in source code?
> Serious question.  I don't want to be all English-rulz, but
> realistically everybody programs in English.

That ship has sailed a long time ago. Java's supported unicode since
it was created in the mid-90s. Raku (the language formerly known as
Perl 6) supports unicode operators.

> Also, do Emacs or VIM support unicode control characters in regular
> source code buffers? I think the article talks about compilers which
> can use 32 bit characters in source code (in literal strings and in
> comments).  I don't want that in the first place.

So you think that not only should all programs be written in English,
but all the comments and string literals should be as well?


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