The ' is actually a letter in some writing systems (e.g. Hawai'ian),
and contractions are extremely common in French compared to English.
$l'etat = "moi".
But even in English I'll like being able to spell contractions
properly. Hey, maybe we could borrow from Intercal and allow the
"commenting out" of do blocks by changing the "do" to "don't". :)
On 8/12/08, Conrad Schneiker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> On 8 Aug., 19:34, Ron wrote:
>> > Author: larry
>> > Date: Fri Aug 8 10:34:49 2008
>> > New Revision: 14574
>> > Modified:
>> > doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod
>> > Log:
>> > allow isolated ' and - in identifiers (only if followed by alpha)
>> While I understand why - in identifiers is The Right Thing (tm), I
>> fail to come up with better examples for the use of ' in identifiers
>> as $larry's-change.
>> Is that the intended use of ' in identifiers.
> Some other fairly-commonly-occurring possibilities are:
> $Tohono-O'odham # Native American Indian words.
> $don't-reset # Contractions.
> @int'l-shipping-options # Abbreviations ("international").
> ....$Tim-O'Reilly # :-)
> Some other common uses of isolated 's (notably including other
> languages) may be found here:
> Best regards,
> Conrad Schneiker
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