Python Unicode handling wins again -- mostly
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Dec 3 15:26:45 CET 2013
On 12/02/2013 12:38 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> On 11/29/2013 04:44 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> Out of the nine tests, Python 3.3 passes six, with three tests being
>> failures or dubious. If you believe that the native string type should
>> operate on code-points, then you'll think that Python does the right
> I think Python is doing it correctly. If I want to operate on "clusters" I'll normalize the string first.
Hrmm, well, after being educated ;) I think I may have to reverse my position. Given that not every cluster can be
normalized to a single code point perhaps Python is doing it the best possible way. On the other hand, we have a
uni*code* type, not a uni*char* type. Maybe 3.5 can have that. ;)
At any rate, definitely good to be aware of the issue.
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