Why is BOM required to use unicode in tokens?

James Blachly james.blachly at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 00:10:44 UTC 2020

On 9/15/20 10:59 AM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> Thanks to Paul, Jon, Dominikus and H.S. for thoughtful responses.
>> What will it take (i.e. order of difficulty) to get this fixed -- will 
>> merely a bug report (and PR, not sure if I can tackle or not) do it, 
>> or will this require more in-depth discussion with compiler maintainers?
> I'm thinking your issue will not be fixed (just like we don't allow $abc 
> to be an identifier). But the spec can be fixed to refer to the correct 
> standards.
> -Steve

Steve: It sounds as if the spec is correct but the glyph (codepoint?) 
range is outdated. If this is the case, it would be a worthwhile update. 
Do you really think it would be rejected out of hand?

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