flaming vs accuracy [was Re: Performance of int/long in Python 3]

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Mar 29 00:12:07 CET 2013

On 3/28/2013 4:26 PM, jmfauth wrote:

Please provide references for your assertions. I have read the unicode 
standard, parts more than once, and your assertions contradict my memory.

> Unicode does not stipulate, one has to cover the whole range.

I believe it does. As I remember, the recognized encodings all encode 
the entire unicode codepoint range

> Unicode expects that every character in a range behaves the same
> way.

I have no idea what you mean by 'same way'. Each codepoint is supposed 
to behave differently in some way. That is the reason for having 
multiple codepoints. One causes an 'a' to appear, another a 'b'. Indeed, 
the standard define multiple categories of codepoints and chars in 
different categories are supposed to act differently (or be treated 
differently). Glyphic chars versus control chars are one example.

Terry Jan Reedy

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