On Sun, 28 Nov 2010 15:24:37 -0500 Alexander Belopolsky email@example.com wrote:
While we have little choice but to follow UCD in defining str.isidentifier(), I think Python can promise users more stability in what it treats as space or as a digit in its builtins.
Well, if "unicode support" means "support the latest version of the Unicode standard", I'm not sure we have a choice. We can make exceptions, but that would only confuse users even more, wouldn't it?
For example, I don't think that supporting
is more important than to assure users that once their program accepted some text as a number, they can assume that the text is ASCII.
Why would they assume the text is ASCII?