Characters in names
alex at tweedly.net
Sun Mar 20 18:59:22 CST 2005
Graham Samuel wrote:
> I can't find a list in the RR docs of legal characters for variable
> names. Obviously letters of the alphabet (at least the ascii version)
> and the numerals are OK, plus hyphen and underscore - but what else?
> Clearly no character used as an operator, like \ or +, can be legal,
> but maybe some others are: for example is period (full stop to me)
> permitted? If I've missed a complete list, can someone please point
> me at it?
Don't think there is one - that would be too close to a reference
definition of part of the language.
You can't have hyphen, that would be a minus operator.
You can have full stops - but there was a recommendation to avoid them
if possible, in case of future expansion into "object" notation.
So basically letters, digits and underscore (and period, but avoid if
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