python 2.7 and unicode (one more time)

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 08:02:09 CET 2014


On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
>
>> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:56 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>>> I don't really like it how Unicode is equated with text, or even
>>> character strings.
>> [...]
>> Do you have actual text that you're unable to represent in Unicode?
>
> Not my point at all.
>
> I'm saying equating an abstract data type (string) with its
> representation (Unicode vector) is bad taste.

What about "sequence of Unicode code points" is "representation"? What
is your abstraction over that?

ChrisA



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