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

Siraaj Khandkar <>
Fri Oct 26 05:02:35 CEST 2012

On Oct 25, 2012, at 3:32 AM, Ulf Wiger wrote:

> On 25 Oct 2012, at 06:20, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
>> As it happens, I _have_ had the experience of typing exactly what I saw and
>> having it fail to match, so I do not want to see anyone else suffering the
>> same fate.

> I spent a good while last week trying to debug some copy-paste code in a test
> suite, only to eventually realise that what *rendered* like a space in my tty
> (and emacs) was in fact an extended character. Let's just say that wasn't the
> first possibility that came to mind. Of course, *manually retyping* the
> expression rather than copy-pasting it would have helped me solve it quicker.
> Come to think of it, that kind of problem has occurred to me a handful of
> times before.

That, is exactly the sort of problems that I fear from introduction of more and
more characters.

Siraaj Khandkar

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