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

Michael Uvarov <>
Mon Oct 22 09:19:46 CEST 2012


It is yet another implementation without SpecialCasing.
Here is a right algorithm.
http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr21/tr21-5.html

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Yurii Rashkovskii <> wrote:
> Rapsey,
>
> Couldn't agree more. There are so many other more important issues that
> could have been addressed by the OTP team and contributors.
>
> By the way, we just go this (lower and upper) implemented in Elixir, but it
> could be very well separated out of Elixir to be used by plain Erlang
> developers: http://coderwall.com/p/pehkba
>
> It compiles the necessary part of the unicode database right into the beam
> file, making it fairly efficient. Also, pending merge, I have a patch that
> makes upcase and downcase work with graphemes as opposed to codepoints
> (https://github.com/elixir-lang/elixir/pull/566), which we hopefully will
> merge in shortly.



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