[Haskell-i18n] unicode notation \uhhhh implementation

Ashley Yakeley ashley@semantic.org
Fri, 16 Aug 2002 01:01:59 -0700

At 2002-08-16 00:46, Ketil Z. Malde wrote:

>Personally, I think i'd prefer the identifiers to be renamed to
>something more sensible than \uXXXX.  Would it be possible to use
>an escape character and the *name* of the glyph/symbol instead?

Sure, but bear in mind Unicode names for characters are quite long, for 


>I'm also not very happy with backslash for escaping (outside of
>strings/char constants), since it's used for lambda (somebody pointed
>out this and other problems in a previous mail).

Right, but whatever it is it really should be an ASCII character: the 
point is to allow representation of all identifiers from 7-bit ASCII.

Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA