[Python-Dev] Python and the Unicode Character Database
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Dec 3 05:58:55 CET 2010
Antoine Pitrou writes:
> The legacy format argument looks like a red herring to me. When
> converting from a format to another it is the programmer's job to
> his/her job right.
Uhmmmmmm, the argument *for* this "feature" proposed by several people
is that Python's numeric constructors do it (right) so that the
programmer doesn't have to.
If Python *doesn't* do it right, why should Python do it at all?
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