[Python-Dev] Python and the Unicode Character Database
solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Nov 29 19:33:02 CET 2010
On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:22:46 +0100
"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > The former ensures that literals in code are always readable; the later
> > allows users to enter numbers in their own number system. How could that
> > be a bad thing?
> It's YAGNI, feature bloat. It gives the illusion of supporting something
> that actually isn't supported very well (namely, parsing local number
> strings). I claim that there is no meaningful application
> of this feature.
Still, if it's not detrimental and it it's not difficult to support,
then why do you care? You aren't even maintaining that part of the code.
I don't think "remove feature bloat" is part of our development goals
or practices. Given the diversity of our user base, such removal should
be done carefully and only for serious reasons.
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