[erlang-questions] Atom Unicode Support

Dmitrii Dimandt <>
Tue Feb 2 14:59:07 CET 2016


On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 9:04 PM, José Valim

> <> wrote:
> >
> > With all that said, are there any plans of supporting UTF-8 encoded
> atoms on
> > Erlang R19? If the feature is desired but not planned, I would love to
> > contribute the compiler and bytecode changes above although I will likely
> > need some guidance. If that is an option, I would love to get in touch.
> >
>
> It is not planned for OTP 19. IMO, the feature is desired,
> but it is probably too late for OTP 19.
>
> Extending the BEAM format is necessary but not sufficient.
> It is also necessary to make sure that other code in OTP
> doesn't break.
>
>

In order to try and derail the "omg why unicode in atoms" discussion, I
have a more pressing questions: are there plans for expanding Unicode
support elsewehere? Hoping for at least a subset of
https://github.com/erlang-unicode/i18n namely length, to_lower, to_upper
etc. :)
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