Unicode, was Comment Syntax

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Feb 3 08:47:48 EST 2006

On 03 February 2006 04:07, Taral wrote:

> On 2/2/06, John Meacham <john at repetae.net> wrote:
>> but it currently doesn't recognize any unicode characters as possible
>> operators. which it should, but I am just not sure how to specify
>> that yet until some sort of standard develops. Once there are more
>> unicode compliant compilers out there something will evolve probably.
> Character attributes are defined in unicode:
> http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/
> It's just a matter of mapping. Perhaps this is worth considering
> amending for Haskell'? The Haskell98 grammar talks about "symbol",
> "uppercase", "lowercase", while Unicode is a bit more... diverse.

This is already mentioned on the wiki:



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