[I18n-sig] Re: [Python-Dev] Unicode debate

Fredrik Lundh Fredrik Lundh" <effbot@telia.com
Tue, 2 May 2000 15:05:42 +0200

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> wrote:
> > FYI: Normalization is needed to make comparing Unicode
> > strings robust, e.g. u"=E9" should compare equal to u"e\u0301".
> Aha, then we'll see u =3D=3D v even though type(u) is type(v) and =
> !=3D len(v).  /F's world will collapse. :-)

you're gonna do automatic normalization?  that's interesting.
will this make Python the first language to defines strings as
a "sequence of graphemes"?

or was this just the cheap shot it appeared to be?