Language change and code breaks

Bruce Sass bsass at freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
Thu Jul 19 20:23:47 CEST 2001


On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> > Now that we're in a new century, I think it's time to update to a
> > new excuse!
>
> I didn't mean it as an excuse!
>
> > How about:
> >
> >  Now that everyone's making the transition to multiple language support,
> > unicode and multiple encodings, how to you portably define/implement
> > case-insensitive comparison?
>
> Sorry, no problem.  The Unicode standard defines for each character
> whether it is upper or lower case, and what the corresponding
> character is in the other case (if any).

Hehe, so, if both case-insensitivity and multiple encodings were
adopted...

the easy to distinguish between "a" and "A" would not be allowed, but
the hard to read versions of "a" with diacritical marks would be...

...ya, that makes sense.  :-/


- Bruce





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