python 2.7 and unicode (one more time)

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Fri Nov 21 09:24:18 CET 2014

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at> wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at>:
>> Then you need to read more about Unicode. The *codepoint* for the
>> letter 'A' is 65. That is not Unicode, that is one part of the Unicode
>> spec.
> I don't think Python users need to know anything more about Unicode than
> they need to know about IEEE-754.
> How many bits are reserved for the mantissa? I don't remember and I
> don't see why I should care.

At what point can a Python float no longer represent every integer?
That's why you should care.


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