Implementing Universal Character Names in identifiers

Andrew Pinski
Fri Nov 1 14:59:00 GMT 2002

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

>>>>>> "Martin" == Martin v Löwis <> 
>>>>>> 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.

Andrew Pinski

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