PR# 17161 Allow accented characters as identifiers

Problem Report Summary
Submitter: pgcrism
Category: EiffelStudio
Priority: Medium
Date: 2010/10/25
Class: Feature Request
Severity: Serious
Number: 17161
Release: 6.3
Confidential: No
Status: Suspended
Environment: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Synopsis: Allow accented characters as identifiers

We are used to program in French.

For frenchspeaking people, the words 'est_facture' or 'est_facturé' do not mean the same thing.

Extending the language so that accented characters are allowed (or is it using UTF-8 source code?) is highly desirable.
To Reproduce

Problem Report Interactions
From:manus_eiffel    Date:2010/12/10    Status: Suspended    Download   
I'm putting the suspended status because for the time being ECMA decided to only allow Unicode characters for operators, but not for identifiers.