In PHP, the scope resolution operator is also called Paamayim Nekudotayim, which means “twice colon” or “double dot twice” in Hebrew. Although it has been confusing to many developers who don’t speak Hebrew, it is still being used in PHP 5, as in this sample error message:
$ php -r '::' Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM
Of course, the real issue here is that their implementation language does not support (un-Romanized) Hebrew in identifiers.
Just one of a whole bunch of fascinating articles in Evan Martin’s Chromium Notes series I ended up reading after looking into Glick as a possible remedy for the long, slow process of trying to publish a binary tarball of Bustle which works on more than one Linux distribution. As a fan of messing with people’s software by embedding RTL markers and the like, I particularly enjoyed the footnote:
In this image, I constructed a page with a specially-crafted title, which Chrome naively formats as “$PAGE_TITLE - Google Chrome” and then hands it on to the OS. The image shows what happens when I alt-tab.