[erlang-questions] A proposal for Unicode variable and atom names in Erlang.

Michael Richter <>
Mon Oct 22 08:25:03 CEST 2012

On 22 October 2012 13:08, Yurii Rashkovskii <> wrote:

> Please excuse my ignorance, but can you name a single good reason for
> non-latin atoms and variable names? From my personal point of view, this is
> a sure road to hell.

Because people frequently like to work in their own language instead of a
foreign language they ill understand?

Jesus!  How can so many smart people be so god-damned dumb over this issue?

"Perhaps people don't believe this, but throughout all of the discussions
of entering China our focus has really been what's best for the Chinese
people. It's not been about our revenue or profit or whatnot."
--Sergey Brin, demonstrating the emptiness of the "don't be evil" mantra.
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