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Update Go scanner to accept non-ASCII operators

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Read the discussion of this change on the golang-nuts mailing list. See this notice in UTF-8 format.

For each line, the scanner accepts, in place of the first operator, any of the remaining operators, and outputs a token whose string (set in $GOROOT/src/go/token/token.go) is the first operator.

! ¬




&= ∧=

&^ ∧¬

&^= ∧¬=




<<= ≪=


== =?



>>= ≫=


^= ⊻=


|= ∨=

|| ⋁

To install, copy $GOROOT/src/pkg/go/scanner/scanner.go to another file.

Replace scanner.go with scanner.go

Run $GOROOT/src/all.bash and check for 0 unexpected errors.

Changes to scanner.go update gofmt, which accepts UTF-8 operators and outputs their ASCII equivalents.  This mkfile production rule uses gofmt as a preprocessor to create a sharable and compilable file.

%.go: %.ℊℴ

cat $stem.ℊℴ | gofmt > $stem.go

See these files for an example of each new operator form in the context of a simple Go program.



Please mail me privately if something doesn’t work with this code, to avoid noise on the golang-nuts list, since we’re no longer discussing officially-released code.


Written by catena

10 February 2010 at 0116

Posted in Uncategorized