Actually I use a Finnish/Swedish keyboard and speak Finnish. I am well aware of different keyboard layouts with accents or special characters. However, even those share most of the keys with an US English keyboard layout.
A keyboard with a-z, the usual punctuation marks, and possibly a few accented or umlaut characters is and will be the de facto keyboard unless we start replacing normal text with unicode characters. Until that day (which I hope never comes!), you'd have to use a seperate keyboard for programming on this unicode programming language. And as already said on this thread, they tried it with APL and it failed horribly.
I see the appeal of google's choice though - it keeps things simple. "What version are you on?" "3.6.10"... ? Isn't easier to just call it 5?
Oh right, that must be why my Chrome is at version 7.0.517.41...
True. I've always wondered how the telcos in the US can advertise an "unlimited" data plan, with a "1 GB monthly limit" written in a small font in some obscure place. Same goes for ISP's.
Where I come from, unlimited means unlimited. I frequently use up to 800 GB a month on my fios at home, and anywhere between 20 MB and 20 GB a month on my mobile. I've never heard a single word of protest from my telco or my ISP. Unlimited and unmetered is what I pay for, and that's exactly what I get.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (3) Ha, ha, I can't believe they're actually going to adopt this sucker.