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

Michael Richter <>
Tue Oct 23 10:32:00 CEST 2012


On 23 October 2012 16:26, Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:

> And this isn't about english here it's about a syntax. It may be
> unfortunate for some that it is english but that is just history. Just
> like we are using number syntax from a culture and symbols from
> another in maths.
>

Straw man.

Nobody is saying Erlang's syntax should be changed to match locales.
They're saying that VARIABLE NAMES (lexis) and FUNCTION NAMES (lexis)
should permit people to work in languages they're familiar with.

-- 
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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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