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Subject: Re: lexer: why does digraph are still not deprecated?
From: Ville Voutilainen (ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-01-15 16:56:29


IBM didn't fight anything. They provided reasonable field-experoence-based
arguments for being careful about breaking valid systems.

Once the more elaborated approach that explained how the removal of
trigraphs is palatable arrived, the IBM folks looked at it and agreed to
live with it.

On Fri, Jan 15, 2021, 21:39 Thiago Macieira via Std-Discussion <
std-discussion_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Friday, 15 January 2021 11:35:04 PST corentin.musard--- via
> Std-Discussion
> wrote:
> > digraph: https://timsong-cpp.github.io/cppwp/lex#digraph
> > There were useful long time ago, but with the use of utf8 everywhere why
> not
> > deprecate or even remove them?
>
> Because not all source files are UTF-8 encoded. It's not required.
>
> In fact, IBM fought to keep trigraphs.
>
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