Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Sun Jul 15 15:37:56 EDT 2018


On 2018-07-15 19:22, James Lee wrote:
> 
> 
> On 7/15/2018 3:43 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>
>> No. The real ten billion dollar question is how people in 2018 can stick
>> their head in the sand and take seriously the position that Latin-1 (let
>> alone ASCII) is enough for text strings.
>>
>>
> 
> Easy - for many people, 90% of the Python code they write is not
> intended for world-wide distribution, let alone use.
> 
True.
> The smart thing would be for a language to have a switch of some sort to
> turn on/off all I18N features.
> 
To me, Unicode and UTF-8 aren't things to be reserved for I18N. I use 
them as a matter of course because I find it a lot easier to stick with 
just one encoding, one that will work with _any_ text I have.


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