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Re: Implementing Universal Character Names in identifiers


On Friday, Nov 1, 2002, at 14:49 US/Pacific, Tom Tromey wrote:

"Martin" == Martin v L÷wis <loewis@informatik.hu-berlin.de> writes:

However, the ability to use these is part of the Java language
specification. So we have a strong preference for supporting them on
all platforms. We already do that by mangling the identifiers when we
see a non-ascii character.
Martin> There are many things in the Java language specification that
Martin> gcj does not do, or does not do equally well on all systems.

I don't understand this point.  It is true that we don't implement
everything perfectly.  But that doesn't imply that we're willing to
implement fewer things well.

Martin> Since you can get GNU binutils for all systems

Is that really true?
No it is not true because you cannot get a recent version of GNU binutils for Darwin,
You can get a heavily modified old version for Darwin though.

Thanks,
Andrew Pinski


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