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sr #110187: Emojis are not supported for variable names

Submitter:  Kevin Lyda <lyda>
Submitted:  Wed 29 Jan 2020 11:49:24 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Wont Do
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Wed 29 Jan 2020 07:13:02 PM UTC, comment #1: 

No widely-used shell does (I'm not sure any shell does), and POSIX doesn't require the shell to support characters other than "underscores, digits, and alphabetics from the portable character set."

Adding support for arbitrary characters in variable names doesn't seem like it would add value.

Chet Ramey <chet>
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Wed 29 Jan 2020 11:49:24 AM UTC, original submission:  

Unlike many languages, bash doesn't support using emojis for variable names.


Kevin Lyda <lyda>


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file #48300: added by lyda (38B - application/x-shellscript - An example script which doesn't work.)


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