Python Unicode handling wins again -- mostly

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Dec 1 23:06:10 CET 2013

On 01/12/2013 20:54, Tim Delaney wrote:
> On 2 December 2013 07:15, <wxjmfauth at
> <mailto:wxjmfauth at>> wrote:
>     0.11.13 02:44, Steven D'Aprano написав(ла):
>      > (2) If you reverse that string, does it give "lëon"? The
>     implication of
>      > this question is that strings should operate on grapheme clusters
>     rather
>      > than code points. ...
>      >
>     BTW, a grapheme cluster *is* a code points cluster.
> Anyone with a decent level of reading comprehension would have
> understood that Steven knows that. The implied word is "individual" i.e.
> "... rather than [individual] code points".
> Why am I responding to a troll? Probably because out of all his baseless
> complaints about the FSR, he *did* have one valid point about
> performance that has now been fixed.
> Tim Delaney

I don't remember him ever having a valid point, so FTR can we have a 
reference please.  I do remember Steven D'Aprano showing that there was 
a regression which I flagged up here 
  It was fixed by Serhiy Storchaka, who appears to have forgotten more 
about Python than I'll ever know, grrr!!! :)

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But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence

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