[plt-scheme] Unicode, take 3

From: Richard C. Cobbe (cobbe at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 1 16:59:36 EST 2004

Lo, on Thursday, April 1, Paul Schlie did write:

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> > Jens Axel Søgaard wrote:
> > In a pedagogic setting it is important that the students can express
> > themselves in their own language. This becomes more ... Important ...
> Makes sense, I know I'd hate to have to try to learn something new in
> anything but my native language; however wonder if scheme's support of such
> features may indirectly relegate it to academic obscurity, as I don't
> suspect the commercial world has any room for languages which enables code
> to be composed from an arbitrary collection of characters and languages, as
> it would become essentially un-maintainable. (guess it depends on what the
> goals for the language are)

Doesn't Java allow arbitrary Unicode strings to be used as identifiers?

(Well, OK, arbitrary strings of characters that are within the first 2^16
positions of Unicode, but whatever....)


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