An amazing one-minute bit of fun at the interactive prompt

Anssi Saari as at sci.fi
Sun Feb 20 18:41:36 CET 2011


Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> writes:

> Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> writes:
>
>> Compute π ± e by counting Mandlebrot set iterations :-)
>
> Very cool! I love π nerdery.
>
>
> Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> writes:
>
>> > Compute ð ± e by counting Mandlebrot set iterations :-)
>>
>> That should be:  pi plus-or-minus e
>
> It was in my reader. Perhaps your server has encoding trouble?

He (or rather Google) used iso-8859-7 as a character set, which is the
Latin/Greek alphabet and definitely has pi at 0xF0. Not exactly a
common character set though. Running a iso-8859-1 font in a terminal
means I see a ? instead of pi...



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