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Date: 2007-03-08 (21:10)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] accented letters in identifiers
On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 11:00:31AM +0100, Mattias Engdegård wrote:
> And latin-1 is a bit quaint these days; it's not even enough for French.
> Let's support utf-8! Apart from being vastly more linguistically
> inclusive, it would allow us scientific programmers to use Greek letters.

Yes, UTF-8 please!

Perl has allowed UTF-8 for quite a few years now - eg. you can have
functions with Chinese or Japanese names.

Of course it's not directly backwards-compatible with existing files,
but I'm sure a compiler flag could sort that out.


Richard Jones
Red Hat