Languages for different purposes (was Re: New user's initial thoughts / criticisms of Python)

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Mon Nov 11 15:40:41 CET 2013

On 11/11/2013 09:28, wxjmfauth at wrote:
>> * Some languages are just fundamentally bad.
> The flexible string representation is a perfect exemple.
> Again, a short explanation:
> This FSR splits unicode in chunks. Two immediate consequences:
> - It's necessary to keep track of "each individual internal pieces of text".
> - It's necessary to waste time in switching between the internal coding
> schemes.
> Bad memory and bad performance at the same time.
> In fact, with such a mechanism, it is even impossible to write an editor.
> jmf

For the benefit of newbies, lurkers or whatever please ignore the 
rubbish written by "Joseph McCarthy" Faust regarding PEP 393 and the 
Flexible String Representation.  He keeps making these false claims in 
double spaced google crap despite having been shot down in this thread!topic/comp.lang.python/JkVQT0Wbq1A[1-25-false], 
where he was asked to provide evidence to support his claims.  he didn't 
do so then, he's been asked repeatedly since to do so but hasn't because 
he can't, hence his newly aquired nickname.

Python is the second best programming language in the world.
But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence

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