[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131 - discussion on python zope users group

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed May 16 21:14:36 CEST 2007

Yeah, I've decided for myself that similar-looking characters are a
non-issue. They are a real problem in domain names because spammers
use them to fool users into believing they're going to the real ebay.
But source code just doesn't have that attack model. There are lots of
characters that look the same already -- 1/l/I, o/O/0, in some fonts
{/( and )/}. We deal with them.


On 5/16/07, Blake Winton <bwinton at latte.ca> wrote:
> Jason Orendorff wrote:
> > On 5/16/07, Collin Winter <collinw at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>  [Test][ExpectedException(typeof(ArgumentException))]
> >>>  public void 一年未満はエラーになる()
> >>>  {
> >>>    Date date = new Date(0, 1, 1);
> >>>  }
> > The mix of Japanese and English is not as visually
> > jarring as I expected.  It actually looks kinda cool. :)
> I agree, but that particular example kind of worried me, since in my
> browser's font, は looks a lot like ( followed by some other Japanese
> character.  I spent a couple of minutes looking for the closing paren
> before realizing that it wasn't what I thought it was...  Or course, I
> have the same problem in English, with "rn" looking a lot like "m"
> sometirnes.  (In a related story, a friend of mine mentioned she was on
> the Pom-pom squad in high-school.)
> Later,
> Blake.
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