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

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Mar 22 11:54:38 CET 2014


On 22/03/2014 08:54, wxjmfauth at gmail.com wrote:
> Le samedi 22 mars 2014 05:59:34 UTC+1, Mark H. Harris a écrit :
>> 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
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>>> 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
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>> really is. That's all.
>>
>>
>
> No offense. A good start would be to understand "unicode"
> instead of bashing MS.
>
> jmf
>

How apt given how this thread has moved :)

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Mark Lawrence

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