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

Michael Richter <>
Mon Oct 22 09:12:14 CEST 2012

On 22 October 2012 14:54, Yurii Rashkovskii <> wrote:

> So you're recommending them to use function names they don't understand
> but name variables in a way they will understand and nobody else will?

I guess you could read that as my recommendation (if you can't read, that

> Could it be possible that I am able to communicate with you because of my
> passion for programming, which indirectly made me learn English so that I
> can understand it better?

If this is what you consider "communication" to be, Yurii, then I'd say
that your 7-year-old's passion for programming didn't help you one iota.

"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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