[Python-Dev] unicodedata.numeric (was RE: stupid floating point question...)

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Thu, 28 Sep 2000 18:32:50 -0400

[The Ping of Death suggests unicodedata.rational]
>     >>> unicodedata.rational(u"\N{VULGAR FRACTION ONE THIRD}")
>     (1, 3)

[Timmy replies]
> Perfect -- another great name.  Beats all heck out of
> unicodedata.vulgar() too.

[/F inquires]
> should I interpret this as a +1, or should I write a PEP on
> this topic? ;-)

I'm on vacation (but too ill to do much besides alternate sleep & email
<snarl>), and I'm not sure we have clear rules about how votes from
commercial Python developers count when made on their own time.  Perhaps a
meta-PEP first to resolve that issue?

Oh, all right, just speaking for myself, I'm +1 on The Ping of Death's name
suggestion provided this function is needed at all.  But not being a Unicode
Guy by nature, I have no opinion on whether the function *is* needed (I
understand how digits work in American English, and ord(ch)-ord('0') is the
limit of my experience; can't say whether even the current .numeric() is
useful for Klingons or Lawyers or whoever it is who expects to get a numeric
value out of a character for 1/2 or 1/3).