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Re: Implementing Universal Character Names in identifiers
- From: Andrew Pinski <pinskia at physics dot uc dot edu>
- To: tromey at redhat dot com
- Cc: loewis at informatik dot hu-berlin dot de (Martin v. L÷wis), Zack Weinberg <zack at codesourcery dot com>, gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org, java at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 14:59:22 -0800
- Subject: Re: Implementing Universal Character Names in identifiers
On Friday, Nov 1, 2002, at 14:49 US/Pacific, Tom Tromey wrote:
No it is not true because you cannot get a recent version of GNU
binutils for Darwin,
"Martin" == Martin v L÷wis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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?
You can get a heavily modified old version for Darwin though.