Managing Google Groups headaches

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Dec 7 12:25:07 CET 2013


On Sat, 07 Dec 2013 02:16:02 -0800, wxjmfauth wrote:

> Rusi:
> 
> "unicode as a medium is universal in the same way that ASCII used to be"
> 
> Probably, you do not realize deeply how this sentence is correct.
> Unicode and ascii are constructed in the same way. It has not even to do
> with "characters", but with mathematics.
> 
> It is on this level the FSR fails. It is mathematically wrong by design!


I'm reminded of that fellow, I don't remember his name, who *years* after 
the Wright Brothers had flown, and there were dozens of people building 
aeroplanes, was still trying to convince everyone that heavier-than-air 
flight was mathematically impossible.


-- 
Steven



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