Re: *** GMX Spamverdacht *** Re: Swift

From: J. Leslie Turriff <>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 21:20:26 -0500

On Saturday 07 June 2014 13:07:53 Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Note really for localizing the punctuation operators...
> Plus there are directionality issues with RTL scripts withing source text
> editors...
> Imagine this statement: "if (x < 0)" and then rename variable "x" and/or
> keyword "if" to Arabic; do you test for negative or positive values?...
> Do you want to include Bidi controls within all RTL variable names or
> keywords? or make them ignorable in parsed source code?
> Of add some leading #pragma to set the directionality of source code ?
> (this cannot be made with macros, in fact you need compiler options to set
> direction from the first character of source file, or use some custom
> "magic" value to guess it with a pre-parsing of the first few lines, to
> infer the correct interpretation, and probably the encoding too if it's not
> UTF-8, to process a "#pgrama charset")
        Ah. This is getting to be pretty tricky. :-)

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