python 2.7 and unicode (one more time)

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Nov 23 00:38:16 CET 2014

On 22/11/2014 22:31, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 9:04 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
>> My favourite "find thousand and one ways to make Python crashing or
>> failing." but I don't recall a single bug report in the last two years from
>> anybody regarding problems with the FSR, or have I missed something?
> What you've missed is the grammar of the sentence you've (partially)
> quoted. Clearly he is seeking to make Python, and he is crashing or
> failing. My advice to him: Stop trying to build complex software while
> in command of a car.
> ChrisA

What?  The entire message follows.

I think you are not understanding the point very well.

Py32 and Qt derivative + plenty of dirty tricks.
(It will probably not be rendered correctly.)

Write something like this (an interactive interpreter)
in Py32 and Py33 and see what happens:

 >>> print(999)
 >>> sys.version
'3.2.5 (default, May 15 2013, 23:06:03) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]'
 >>> # note the emoji and the private use area (plane 15)
 >>> a = 'abc\u00e9\u0153\u20ac\u1e9e\U0001f300\udb80\udc00z'
 >>> print(a)

Note: it can be "cut/copied/pasted" with a MS product.


PS I have to recognized, I'm slowly getting tired to
find thousand and one ways to make Python crashing
or failing.

That is a standard Windows build. He is again conflating problems with 
using the Windows command line for a given code page with the FSR.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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