Re: a little parsing challenge ☺

rusi rustompmody at
Tue Jul 19 06:59:29 CEST 2011

On Jul 19, 8:11 am, Steven D'Aprano <steve
+comp.lang.pyt... at> wrote:
> rusi wrote:
> > Every time I try to understand unicode and remain stuck I come to the
> > conclusion that I must be an imbecile.
> --
> Steven

Yes Ive read that and understood a little bit more thanks to it.
But for the points raised in this thread this one from Joel is more

Some evidences of leakiness:
code point vs character vs byte
encoding and decoding
UTF-x and UCS-y

Very important and necessary distinctions? Maybe... But I did not need
them when my world was built of the 127 bricks of ASCII.

My latest brush with unicode was when I tried to port construct to

If unicode 'just works' you should be able to do it in a jiffy?
[And if you did I would be glad to be proved wrong :-) ]

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