On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8:26:41 PM UTC+5:30, Nick Coghlan wrote:
But if you perceive "Volunteers used their time as efficiently as

possible whilst fully Unicode enabling the CPython compilation
toolchain, since it was a dependency that needed to be addressed in
order to permit other more interesting changes, rather than an
inherently rewarding activity in its own right" as "wrongheaded", you
may want to spend some time considering the differences between
community-driven and customer-driven development.

Hi Nick

Sorry if I caused offense.  Ive been using Python since around 2001 and its
been a strikingly pleasant relationship.
There have been surprisingly few times when python let me down in a class
(Only exception I remember in all these years:
https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2011-July/609369.html  )

Which is a generally better record than most other languages.
So I remain grateful to Guido and the devs for this pleasing creation.

My “wrongheaded” was (intended) quite narrow and technical:

- The embargo on non-ASCII everywhere in the language except identifiers (strings
  and comments obviously dont count as “in” the language
- The opening of identifiers to large swathes of Unicode widens as you say
  hugely the surface area of attack

This was solely the contradiction I was pointing out.