[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131
jimjjewett at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 23:55:58 CEST 2007
On 6/11/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > Chinese in particular you would recognize as "not what I expected".
> > Cyrillic you might not recognize, because it looks like ASCII letters.
> Please take a look at http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python
> In what way does that look like ASCII letters? Cyrillic is
> *significantly* different from Latin.
In long stretches of long words, yes. In isolated abbreviations, not
so much. From the second key-value pair in the top box, the value is
I can tell that isn't english, but I have to slow down a bit before I
recognize that it isn't ASCII. (The "N" is backwards, and the
"n"-looking thing between the "p"s isn't quite an n.)
I wouldn't recognize at all (except that for the next few weeks, I
might know to check).
One reason this matters -- even when the original author had good
intentions -- is that I edit my code as text, rather than graphics. I
will often retype rather than cutting and pasting. Since тор and нтер
are not the same as the visually similar Top and HTep, that will
eventually cause problems.
If I can say "I accept Latin-1, but not Cyrillic", then I won't have
this problem; at the very least, I will be forewarned.
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