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

From: Dimitris Vyzovitis (vyzo at media.mit.edu)
Date: Wed Dec 10 19:30:58 EST 2008

On Thu, 11 Dec 2008, Jens Axel Soegaard wrote:

>> Emacs
> No problems there, at least if you remember to choose the correct
> encoding.

Or if people put the damn encoding at the modeline it would be much 
Having said that, no it is not that simple:
1) the font must support the extra characters (many monospace fonts, the
    ones a programmer might use, get you nasty boxes instead)
2) when you are running in a terminal you get extra hoops to jump
    through, because you have to enable multibyte etc. And you must be in
    a sane terminal that works well with unicode.
3) Oh, and when you are running in a screen more hoops to jump.
    Recurse in hierarchies of screens running in different machines and you
    start to appreciate pain.
4) Oh, and pretty much all programs you expect to run in the command line
    for quick code processing tend to break with unicode.
5) ...
\infty) Don't use unicode in the code :p

-- vyzo

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