Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?
jwbaxter at spamcop.net
Tue Feb 11 09:04:08 CET 2003
In article <mailman.1044370330.6871.python-list at python.org>,
Francois Pinard <pinard at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> [Roman Suzi]
> > Let's make -*- necessary for ASCII as well - and watch at the
> > reaction of Python users ;)
> Yes, I know. Similar examples abound. Just one or two. UTF-8 has been
> designed so ASCII is wholly undisturbed, and even then, many people who
> limit themselves to ASCII are reluctant to UTF-8. Some people insist
> for American writing of dates to be ubiquitous. The planetary aspect of
> computer communications is not yet fully granted for everybody! :-) Yet,
> very admittedly, a lot of progress have been made in the recent years.
And we down here in the middle band of North America* still insist on
the insanity of having two of each hour every day. (Although not on any
device I own which can be convinced otherwise.)
John Baxter (Port Ludlow, Washington...near the top-right corner of
the Olympic Peninsula)
* I was about to type "we south of you, Francois..." and then decided
not to risk being in fact north of you. Good thing, as it turns out
that I'm a bit over 2 degrees farther north than Francois is (assuming
that the U Montreal address isn't an alumnus sort of address).
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