Python Speed

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Thu Feb 28 09:09:03 CET 2013

On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:40:22 -0800, jmfauth wrote:

> As long as you are attempting to work with a "composite" scheme not
> working with a unique set of characters, not only it will not work
> (properly/with efficiency), it can not work.

What's a "composite scheme"?

> This not even a unicode problem. This is true for every coding scheme.
> That's why we have, today, all these coding schemes, "coding scheme": ==
> "set of characters"; != "set of encoded characters".

This doesn't make any sense to me. What do you think this means?

Oh, and the actual reason we have "all these coding schemes" is for 
historical reasons. Just about every PC manufacturer invented their own 
encoding for whatever characters they cared about.


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