March 21, 2003
JSR-666: Rich text identifiers

Further suggestion for JSR-666.

Previous JSR-666 recommendations:

JSR-666: Rich text identifiers

As is so often the case, Microsoft is leading the way here.

Remember back in the bad old days of DOS and Windows 3.x? 8.3 filenames? Yuck! With Win9x came long file names, and better still, embedded spaces. I don't need to tell you how useful this is.

Lets have this in Java. And why stop there? Let's go for full rich text! my button could be different from my button, and my button different again. (After all, mybutton and myButton are already different, so it's not so great a leap. my exception might be more serious than my exception.

I'm sure that there are some parsing issues to sort out, but they are (waves hand) pretty trivial, I'd imagine...

Update: See also JSR-666: i18n, misspellings and homonyms.

Also, see the wonderfully excentric colorForth. Clearly, there's no such thing as a new idea...

Posted to Java by Simon Brunning at March 21, 2003 05:21 PM

I think we should add i18n here as well, so that "My button" can be the same as "Min knapp" ("My button" in Swedish).

Posted by: Mats Henricson on March 21, 2003 08:04 PM

*Nods head in agreement*

Posted by: Eloon on March 24, 2003 09:09 AM

I so got the joke, I was nodding my head in an ironic informed wise and amused way.


Posted by: Eloon on March 24, 2003 02:56 PM
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