Assignment Versus Equality

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Mon Jun 27 11:21:35 EDT 2016

On Monday 27 June 2016 09:28:00 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.
Both of you mentioned 2 bad words, now go and warsh yer fungers with some 
of grandma's lye soap. 
> --
> Steven
> “Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and
> sure enough, things got worse.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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