[Python-Dev] UTF-16 code point comparison

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Thu, 27 Jul 2000 14:36:23 -0400

>> Why?  Because I don't want to proliferate code that explicitly traps
>> 0xD800-0xDFFF throughout the code.

[Bill Tutt]
> Err... I don't think you have much choice in the long term.

When the Unicode push started, it was agreed that we would ignore surrogates
"for now".  I sounded a caution then that I will repeat:  the Unicode folks
made a bad engineering decision, based on the (Eurocentric) assumption that
64K was a large enough space to meet their stated goals.  Don't know how
long it will take this half of the world to realize it, but UCS-4 is