Andrew Barnert writes:
(By the way, is there a word for that Unicode ignorance and confusion? Something like "illiteracy" and "innumeracy", but probably spelled with a non-BMP character, maybe U+1F4A9?)
"Non-superhuman." "Noncharacter" is a case in point. And yes, it's properly spelled with U+1F4A9, but my spellchecker has "parental controls" and I can't enter it.
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At this point, I'm not sure that adds up to an argument for Nick's less-str-like version of his original proposal, or against it, but I'm pretty sure it's a good argument for one or other...
That's exactly the way I feel. So I would say "damn the torpedos" and "Just Do It" and if it's wrong we'll fix it in the mythical-never-to- be-implemented-and-so-unmentionable-that-Big-Brother-will-undoubtedly- come-take-me-away Python 4000.
Of course we should wait to see if Guido or other reliable oracle has a particular opinion, but I really don't think we're going to get proof without trying.