Python MSI not installing, log file showing name of a Viatnemese communist revolutionary

Mark H Harris harrismh777 at
Sat Mar 22 05:59:34 CET 2014

On 3/21/14 11:46 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> (Side point: You have your 0d and your 0a backwards; the Unix line
> ending is U+000A, and the Windows default is U+000D U+000A.)

    Yeah, I know... smart apple.

> How are you going to make people change? What are you going to make
> them change to? Who controls this standard, and how do you convince
> all OSes to comply with it?

    Well, we're already doing this to some extent; baby steps.  Well, we 
have open document standards (evolving) and we have a really good sense 
for unicode (and python is being a genuine leader there) and the 
flat-file is just another open document (very simple no doubt), not 
different from a standards viewpoint than rft, odt, {whatever}; txt?

    My idea is that as we are morphing open document standards we need 
to keep the "flat-file" in mind too.  The ASCII ship has sailed too. 
Unicode is in, ASCII is out (for all intents and purposes) except at 
Microsoft---and its time to rethink what a "flat" unicode text file 
really is. That's all.


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