Python Unicode handling wins again -- mostly

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 2 01:43:43 CET 2013


On 01/12/2013 22:50, Ethan Furman wrote:
> On 12/01/2013 02:06 PM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>>
>> I don't remember him [jmf] 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
>> http://bugs.python.org/issue16061.  It was fixed by Serhiy
>> Storchaka, who appears to have forgotten more about Python than I'll
>> ever know, grrr!!! :)
>
> The initial complaint came, unsurprisingly, from jmf.  But don't worry
> much, even a stopped clock has a better track record... it's at least
> right twice a day.  ;)
>
> --
> ~Ethan~

I had to chuckle, "initial complaint" indeed!!!  He first started 
complaining in August 2012 in this thread 
https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2012-August/628650.html. 
Then he continued in September 2012 in this thread 
https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2012-September/631613.html, which 
lead to issue 16061.  He's been continuing to moan on and off ever 
since, but funnily enough has *NEVER* produced a single shred of 
evidence to back his claims.  We'll have to wait until the cows come 
home before he does.

Contrast that to the Victor Stinner statement here 
http://bugs.python.org/issue16061#msg171413 "Python 3.3 is 2x faster 
than Python 3.2 to replace a character with another if the string only 
contains the character 3 times. This is not acceptable, Python 3.3 must 
be as slow as Python 3.2!"  Thinking about that I really do want the 
Python 2 code back.  Apart from the PEP 393 implementation being faster, 
using less memory and being correct, it has nothing to offer.  Now what 
Python sketch does that remind me of? :)

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Python is the second best programming language in the world.
But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence




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