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bug #62550: Unicode support for script file names

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 31 May 2022 03:38:02 PM UTC
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Open Release:  * dev
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Wed 01 Jun 2022 09:50:14 AM UTC, comment #2: 

> Does Matlab allow identifiers to have additional non-ASCII characters?  If so, is that a recent change?

Matlab R2022a still doesn't allow non-ASCII characters in identifiers.

According to their documentation:

> A valid variable name starts with a letter, followed by letters, digits, or underscores.


> Valid function names begin with an alphabetic character, and can contain letters, numbers, or underscores.

I didn't find where they document valid names for scripts. But the rules seem to be the same as for variables and functions.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Wed 01 Jun 2022 03:44:07 AM UTC, comment #1: 


source ("schläfli")

work for you?

You can only use ASCII names for function or script names in Octave is because the names have to be valid identifiers in the language and valid identifiers are limited to the pattern


Does Matlab allow identifiers to have additional non-ASCII characters?  If so, is that a recent change?

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Tue 31 May 2022 03:38:02 PM UTC, original submission:  

Request that Octave kindly support Unicode file names. File schläfli.m calculates Schläfli symbols (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schläfli_symbol). Calling it inside Octave causes an error:

>> schläfli
error: parse error:

  syntax error

>>> schläfli

But calling it outside Octave is OK.

octave schläfli.m
( normal output from schläfli.m )

Unicode file names are accepted by gcc, g++, Python, etc.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-06-26 mmuetzel SummaryUnicode file name support Unicode support for script file names
    2022-06-01 mmuetzel CategoryNone Interpreter
        Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal 3 - Low
        Release7.1.0 dev

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