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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 19418] New: UTF8 variable names can rejected on platforms


          Issue ID: 19418
           Summary: UTF8 variable names can rejected on platforms where
                    not supported in linker
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: ibuclaw gdcproject.org

One could follow the example of C11. General, n.71 suggests
On systems in which linkers cannot accept extended characters, an
encoding of the universal character name may be used in forming valid
external identifiers. For example, some otherwise unused character or
sequence of characters may be used to encode the \u in a universal
character name.  Extended characters may produce a long external

However for consistency, having a special mangle/encoding of UTF8 characters in
symbol names could be done instead.

Since UTF8 characters in symbols are not link compatible with C or C++ anyway,
there is no problem in doing it this way across all linkages.

Nov 20 2018