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Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:31:16 +0200
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Richard Wordingham <>

> One of the issues with using the full set of Unicode
> characters is that many are easily misread when
> there are no constraints. Many Greek capitals look
> just like Roman capitals, and Latin 'o', Greek 'ο'
> and Cyrillic 'о' may be indistinguishable. This is
> not a good idea for writing code.

Good point. In addition, there are many Unicode chars
that aren't human language chars but instead are to be
used in geometric figures, in math and otherwise
scientific/engineering notation, and so on - and those
also collide (or almost so) with for example the
Latin 'o' and probably other letters as well.

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