[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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