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Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question now Unicode


From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question now Unicode
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:46:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Rusi <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:22:28 PM UTC+5:30, Dan Espen wrote:
>> Rusi  writes:
>> 
>> > On a different note...
>> > For 50 years CS has been living in the impoverished world of ASCII.
>> > This makes people think CS and math are more far apart than they 
>> > essentially/really are.
>> >
>> > I wrote this as my wish for python:
>> > http://blog.languager.org/2014/04/unicoded-python.html
>> > Isn't it about time lisp also considered a similar line?
>> 
>> I can't type it, I sure don't want to see it in source code.
>
> Strange to see that comment on an emacs-list!

I've been using Emacs since the 70s.

> I guess the same comment would have been made 50 years ago when C came out
> and Fortran/Cobol programmers could not find lower case on card-punch machines
>
> [There are things called input-methods in particular tex-input method]¹
>
>
> Yes, unicode has more mis-understandings than understanding (currently)
> See
>
> http://blog.languager.org/2015/02/universal-unicode.html for the plus
> http://blog.languager.org/2015/03/whimsical-unicode.html for the minus
>
>
> =========
> ¹ I prefer X-based input methods; eg after
> $ setxkbmap -layout "us,gr"  -option "grp:caps_toggle,grp_led:caps"
>
> the CAPSLOCK becomes a 'greeklock' ie after pressing CAPSLOCK
> abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
> produces
> αβψδεφγηιξκλμνοπ;ρστθωςχυζ

That's pretty neat.
But I don't know the Greek alphabet and if someone started sprinkling
Greek in my source code, I'd want a damn good explanation.

There are thousands of these crazy symbols and around 100 keys on my
keyboard.  Only a few of those keys have more than 1 label.

How am I supposed to remember how to type all this stuff?

-- 
Dan Espen


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