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Re: I18N-ISSUE-187: escape syntax [TURTLE]

From: Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:37:21 -0700
Message-ID: <CAPqY83y=yJX8p1WcbRth2VDwCpp51JY0Lr4ad=CNh+QU6TjFBA@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: Internationalization Core Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org, public-rdf-comments@w3.org
On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:53 AM, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> Internationalization Core Working Group Issue Tracker scripsit:
>
>> It's not clear why the \U form should take eight hex digits when the
>> first two are required to be 0.
>
> Because C++ did it and everybody follows them.  It's better if all languages
> have the same representation of strings, even if it's not a very good one.

Turtle's is inherited from Python, but I believe Python's is from C++

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