python 3.3 repr

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Fri Nov 15 16:03:55 CET 2013


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>> became popular.
>>
> Really? you cried and laughed over 7 vs. 8 bits?  That's lovely (?).
> ;).  That eighth bit sure was less confusing than codepoint
> translations


no we had 6 bits in 60 bit words as I recall; extracting the nth character 
involved division by 6; smart people did tricks with inverted multiplications 
etc etc  :(
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Robin Becker



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