[Python-Dev] Python and the Unicode Character Database
steve at pearwood.info
Mon Nov 29 23:09:15 CET 2010
Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
> Speaking of YAGNI, does anyone want to defend
*If* we allow float('١٢٣٤.٥٦') (as we currently do, but is being
disputed by some), then we should allow complex('١٢٣٤.٥٦j'). It would be
silly for complex to be more restrictive than float.
> Especially given that we reject complex('1234.56i'):
I don't understand why you use 'i' when Python uses 'j' as the symbol
for imaginary numbers.
works fine. I have no problem with Python choosing one of i/j as the
symbol for imaginary-1 and rejecting the other. I prefer i rather than
j, but that's because my background is in maths rather than electrical
engineering, but I can live with either.
But in any case, please don't conflate the question of whether Python
should accept j and/or i for complex numbers with the question of
supporting non-arabic numerals. The two issues are unrelated.
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