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1963. Implementation-defined identifier characters

Section: 5.10  []     Status: CD4     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2014-07-07

[Moved to DR at the May, 2015 meeting.]

The grammar in 5.10 [] includes the production,

The rule for “other implementation-defined characters” is a holdover from before the introduction of universal-character-names, intended to allow the use of non-ASCII national characters in identifiers. However, since all characters outside the basic source character set are now conceptually mapped to universal-character-names in translation phase 1, there is no longer a need for such a provision and it should be removed.

Proposed resolution (April, 2015):

Change the grammar in 5.10 [] as follows: