Python Newbie

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 24 01:02:12 CET 2013


On 23/02/2013 21:48, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 7:53 AM, jmfauth <wxjmfauth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 23 fév, 20:08, Ethan Furman <et... at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
>>> On 02/23/2013 10:44 AM, jmfauth wrote:
>>>
>>> [snip various stupidities]
>>>
>>>> jmf
>>>
>>> Peter, jmfauth is one of our resident trolls.  Feel free to ignore him.
>>>
>>> --
>>> ~Ethan~
>>
>> Sorry, what can say?
>> More memory and slow down!
>> If you see a progress, I'm seeing a regression.
>
> Potted summary for those who aren't familiar with jmf's trolling:
> Python 3.2 had a major bug in its Unicode handling, meaning that
> non-BMP characters were mis-handled. Python 3.3 fixes these AND
> improves performance on the whole. The complaints are about *very*
> specific use-cases, and the overall string-handling benchmarks have
> dramatically improved; but more importantly, the bug is fixed.
>
> There, now you too can killfile him without loss.
>
> ChrisA
>

See also http://bugs.python.org/issue16061 for work being done to handle 
edge cases.

-- 
Cheers.

Mark Lawrence




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