[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131
collinw at gmail.com
Mon May 28 02:41:34 CEST 2007
On 5/27/07, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> Jim Jewett writes:
> > > Cf characters? Are we admitting "stupid bidi tricks", too?<wink>
> > If Tomer needs them.
> But that's what I mean by respecting the work of the Unicode technical
> committees. They say he *doesn't* need them, no matter what he thinks.
> They do make mistakes. But they are far less likely to make mistakes
> than a non-specialist native speaker.
Sincere question: if these characters aren't needed, why are they
provided? From what I can tell by googling, they're needed when, e.g.,
Arabic is embedded in an otherwise left-to-right script. Do I have
that right? That sounds pretty close to what you'd get when using
Arabic identifiers with the English keywords/stdlib.
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