Python usage numbers
rustompmody at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 17:50:28 CET 2012
On Feb 12, 10:51 am, Steven D'Aprano <steve
+comp.lang.pyt... at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:38:37 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
> > Everything that displays text to a human needs to translate bytes into
> > glyphs, and the usual way to do this conceptually is to go via
> > characters. Pretending that it's all the same thing really means
> > pretending that one byte represents one character and that each
> > character is depicted by one glyph. And that's doomed to failure, unless
> > everyone speaks English with no foreign symbols - so, no mathematical
> > notations.
> Pardon me, but you can't even write *English* in ASCII.
> 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
> Coördinator. (Admittedly, the umlaut on the second "o" looks a bit stuffy
> and old-fashioned, but it is traditional English.)
> Hell, you can't even write in *American*: you can't say that the recipe
> for the 20¢ WobblyBurger™ is © 2012 WobblyBurgerWorld Inc.
[Quite OT but...] How do you type all this?
[Note: I grew up on APL so unlike Rick I am genuinely asking :-) ]
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