[Python-Dev] Potential NULL pointer dereference in descrobject.c
steve at pearwood.info
Sun Dec 18 01:33:20 CET 2011
Greg Ewing wrote:
> Matt Joiner wrote:
> What's up with these ?_? messages?
I think that, depending on the typeface you view it with, it is supposed to be
some sort of smiley: two big wide open square eyes with tightly pursed lips.
Presumably it is supposed to be a look of shock and surprise.
As smileys go, it's pretty poor, because people are unlikely to see the same
thing. The supposed eyes are probably intended to be square boxes; in my email
client, the boxes contain tiny 0ca0 characters, which completely ruins the
effect. Apparently you see a question mark instead of a box. Depending on the
typeface, others might see a full box, an empty box, a diamond with a question
mark in it, nothing at all, or some other glyph.
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