The strings <Alef><Bet> and <LRO><Bet><Alef><PDF> look the same but are not
even when you ignore the formatting codes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 3:30 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Re: Unicode in source code. WHY?
> Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
> > I looked at section 5.14 and the amendments, and have the
> following comment:
> > Bidi formatting codes are allowed as identifier extenders, with a
> > recommendation that they be ignored. This allows two
> identifiers that look
> > the same while being different.
> "Ignored" in this context means "allowed, but treated as
> So the two identifiers would be "the same" to the language, in the
> same way that canonically equivalent identifiers would be "the same".
> John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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> -- Coleridge / Politzer
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