Python is readable

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Thu Mar 15 13:38:27 CET 2012

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at> wrote:
> Another good reason to advocate for proper typography. "John 14:5-7"
> indicates a range (because it uses U+2013 EN DASH), whereas "7-5"
> indicates subtraction (because it uses U+2212 MINUS SIGN). A hyphen ('-'
> U+002D) is inappropriate in either case.

Heh. Yes, but when you're seeking the size of a range, you use
subtraction. The fact that the en dash and minus sign are both often
represented in ASCII with a hyphen is pure coincidence.


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