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Rod Adams
January 29, 2004 20:49
Re: Semantics of vector operations
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Luke Palmer wrote:

>Austin Hastings writes:
>>I think you guys may be talking at cross purposes. Robin, I think, is
>>talking primarily about coding, while Damian talks of reading.
>>Perhaps Damian's solution is a Unicode2Ascii perl script that emits formal
>>names, combined with the implementation in Perl of the
>>E<long-assed-ascii-name> alternative spellings.
>>OTOH, Robin's concern for how to code when you're stuck with 7 bit ascii on
>>the boot console of a Sun box remains valid, and *I* sure would rather have
>>a short name available in a standard way.
>>Perhaps this is where the "accept Unicode and HTML" philosopy comes in, sort
>>of like the reverse of C< use English; >, to wit:
>>  use asciiops;
>>  ...
>>  @list.E<reach>method;   # Instead of E<GUILLEMOT, CLOSING QUOTE>
>I think that using the POD entities + Unicode is fine, but the solution
>RIGHTWARDS, COMBINING> often, I belive, is to be able to define these
>escapes simply.  Either the module writer or the user would map a more
>usable escape to that character.
Question in all this: What does one do when they have to _debug_ some 
code that was written with these lovely Unicode ops, all while stuck in 
an ASCII world?

Also, isn't it a pain to type all these characters when they are not on 
your keyboard? As a predominately Win2k/XP user in the US, I see all 
these glyphs just fine,but having to remember Alt+0171 for a « is going 
to get old fast... I much sooner go ahead and write E<raquo> and be done 
with it.


-- Rod

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