Code of Conduct, Trolls, and Thankless Jobs [was Re: Python Unicode handling wins again -- mostly]

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Tue Dec 3 13:14:52 CET 2013

On 03/12/2013 04:32, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2013-12-03, Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:
>> "I believe that Pythonistas should commit themselves to achieving the
>> goal, before this decade is out, of making Python 3 the default version
>> and having everybody be cool with unicode."
> I'm cool with Unicode as long as it "just works" without me ever
> having to understand it and I can interact effortlessly with plain old
> ASCII files.  Evertime I start to read anything about Unicode with any
> technical detail at all, I start to get dizzy and bleed from the ears.

I'm pleased to see that I'm not the only one who suffers in this way :)

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

More information about the Python-list mailing list