[Python-Dev] Python and the Unicode Character Database
solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Dec 4 12:17:18 CET 2010
Le samedi 04 décembre 2010 à 17:13 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull a écrit :
> Antoine Pitrou writes:
> > Le vendredi 03 décembre 2010 à 13:58 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull a
> > écrit :
> > > 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.
> > As far as I understand, Alexander was talking about a legacy pre-unicode
> > text format. We don't have to support this.
> *I* didn't say we *should* support it. I'm saying that *others'*
> argument for not restricting the formats accepting by string to number
> converters to something well-defined and AFAIK universally understood
> by users (developers of Python programs *and* end-users) is that we
> *already* support this.
As far as I can parse your sentence, I think you are mistaken.
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