[plt-scheme] Is UNICODE in the code taboo?

From: Jens Axel Soegaard (jensaxel at soegaard.net)
Date: Wed Dec 10 18:26:08 EST 2008

Grant Rettke skrev:
> Hi folks,
> Though MzScheme supports UNICODE and DrScheme makes it easy to insert
> symbols, for example type:
> 1. \rightarrow
> 2. M:\
> to get a right arrow, I am guessing that it is sort of a taboo to
> include UNICODE symbols in the code.
> Is it true? If so, why?

It ought not to be.

> I am guessing one reason against it is every non-UNICODE-friendly tool
> folks might use:

Well, everything works in DrScheme ;-)

> Firefox for code listing (not sure beyond code listing)

And the code at PLaneT correctly show e.g. lambdas. See for
example the bottom of:


> enscript

I prefer a2ps - but, er, that doesn't support unicode.

> Emacs

No problems there, at least if you remember to choose the correct

Jens Axel Søgaard

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