[Openmcl-devel] A plug for UTF-8
dlw at itasoftware.com
Thu Sep 10 16:08:40 UTC 2009
I'm not sure I understand what you are advocating.
What change would you like to see in CCL?
Ron Garret wrote:
> I would like to take a moment to lobby on behalf of UTF-8. This is
> not a huge big deal because it's easy enough to convert from one
> encoding to another once you know how, but I think it would be a nice
> selling point for CCL is things tended to Just Work, and one way to
> make them Just Work is to have an encoding convention that is
> universally followed so that newcomers can set it and forget it. The
> reason I think UTF-8 is a better choice than, say, Latin-1 is that
> UTF-8 gives you access to the entire unicode code space, and in
> particular the lower-case Greek lambda character (λ) and European-
> style «quotation marks» which are self-balancing and hence let you
> build nested strings without the need for backslash escapes.
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