Python usage numbers
dan at tombstonezero.net
Sun Feb 12 16:55:17 CET 2012
On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 17:08:24 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> You can't say that it cost you £10 to courier your résumé to the head
>> office of Encyclopædia Britanica to apply for the position of Staff
> True, but if it cost you $10 (or 10 GBP) to courier your curriculum
> vitae to the head office of Encyclopaedia Britannica to become Staff
> Coordinator, then you'd be fine. And if it cost you $10 to post your
> work summary to Britannica's administration to apply for this Staff
> Coordinator position, you could say it without 'e' too. Doesn't mean you
> don't need Unicode!
Back in the late 1970's, the economy and the outlook in the USA sucked,
and the following joke made the rounds:
Mr. Smith: Good morning, Mr. Jones. How are you?
Mr. Jones: I'm fine.
(The humor is that Mr. Jones had his head so far [in the sand] that he
thought that things were fine.)
American English is my first spoken language, but I know enough French,
Greek, math, and other languages that I am very happy to have more than
ASCII these days. I imagine that even Steven's surname should be spelled
D’Aprano rather than D'Aprano.
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