Assignment Versus Equality

Rustom Mody rustompmody at
Mon Jun 27 10:23:01 EDT 2016

On Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:58:26 PM UTC+5:30, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:48 pm, Rustom Mody wrote:
> > PS Google Groups is wise enough to jump through hoops trying to encode my
> > message above as latin-1, then as Windows 1252 and only when that does not
> > work as UTF-8
> There is nothing admirable about GG (or any other newsreader or email
> client) defaulting to legacy encodings like Latin-1 and especially not
> Windows 1252.
> Certainly the user should be permitted to explicitly set the encoding, but
> otherwise the program should default to UTF-8.

Its called sarcasm...

Also how is GG deliberately downgrading clear unicode content to be kind to 
obsolete clients at recipient end different from python 2 → 3 making breaking 
changes but not going beyond ASCII lexemes?

Just think: Some poor mono-lingual ASCII-user may suffer an aneurism...
Completely atrocious!

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