RE Module Performance

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sat Jul 27 07:04:03 CEST 2013

On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:12:36 -0600, Ian Kelly wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 9:37 PM, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
>> See the similarity now? Both flexibly change the width used by code-
>> points, UTF-8 based on the code-point itself regardless of the rest of
>> the string, Python based on the largest code-point in the string.
> No, I think we're just using the word "flexible" differently.  In my
> view, simply being variable-width does not make an encoding "flexible"
> in the sense of the FSR.  But I'm not going to keep repeating myself in
> order to argue about it.

But I paid for the full half hour!


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