FSR and unicode compliance - was Re: RE Module Performance

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sun Jul 28 22:52:16 CEST 2013

On Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:23:04 -0700, wxjmfauth wrote:

> Do not forget that à la "FSR" mechanism for a non-ascii user is
> *irrelevant*.

You have been told repeatedly, Python's internals are *full* of ASCII-
only strings.

py> dir(list)
['__add__', '__class__', '__contains__', '__delattr__', '__delitem__', 
'__dir__', '__doc__', '__eq__', '__format__', '__ge__', 
'__getattribute__', '__getitem__', '__gt__', '__hash__', '__iadd__', 
'__imul__', '__init__', '__iter__', '__le__', '__len__', '__lt__', 
'__mul__', '__ne__', '__new__', '__reduce__', '__reduce_ex__', 
'__repr__', '__reversed__', '__rmul__', '__setattr__', '__setitem__', 
'__sizeof__', '__str__', '__subclasshook__', 'append', 'clear', 'copy', 
'count', 'extend', 'index', 'insert', 'pop', 'remove', 'reverse', 'sort']

There's 45 ASCII-only strings right there, in only one built-in type, out 
of dozens. There are dozens, hundreds of ASCII-only strings in Python: 
builtin functions and classes, attributes, exceptions, internal 
attributes, variable names, and so on.

You already know this, and yet you persist in repeating nonsense.


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