[Python-3000] PEP 3131 accepted

Christopher Armstrong radix at twistedmatrix.com
Wed May 23 18:45:56 CEST 2007

On 5/23/07, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/23/07, Ka-Ping Yee <python at zesty.ca> wrote:
> > First: the "Common Objections" section of the PEP is too thin.  I'd
> > like the following arguments to be mentioned there for the record:
> >     4.  Python programs that reuse other Python modules may come
> >         to contain a mix of character sets such that no one can
> >         fully read them or properly display them.
> 4.a
> Certain cut-and-paste errors (such as cutting from a word document
> that uses "smart quotes") will change from syntax errors to silently
> creating new identifiers.

Is this actually true? Are the fancy quote characters really going to
be in the set of characters that would valid in identifiers, as

Christopher Armstrong
International Man of Twistery

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