My priorities, possibly not exhaustive
1) be able to have sensible discussions about the encodings of literals in the standard
2) use the same terminology we would use in describing Library facilities today
3) fix the hand waving in raw literals and any other place that in practice compilers access the logical source file.
I don't believe compilers do that in practice - the only observable difference between raw literals and non raw literals in practice
is how universal-character-name *escape sequences* are handled (as well as line splicing), the encodings involve are / should be the same
and the wording should be a better job at describing this intent as too many destructive operations are done in phase 1 and 2
4) be able to avoid "standard" terms that aren't actually in the standard, such as 'execution encoding', by having actual terminology.
5) remove the conversion to universal-character-name while keeping that as an escape sequence. Use notional code points instead, which cleans up accidentally forming a ucn.
Strongly agree with all of that!
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