Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]
jlee54 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 16:09:59 EDT 2018
On 07/15/18 12:37, MRAB wrote:
> 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.
Which is exactly the same rationale for using any other single encoding
(including ASCII). If the text you deal with is not multi-lingual, why
complicate matters by trying to support a plethora of encodings which
will never be used (and the attendant opportunity for more bugs)?
Note that I'm *not* saying Unicode is *bad*, just that it's an
unnecessary complication for a great deal of programming tasks. For a
great deal more, it's absolutely necessary. That why I said a "smart"
language would make it easy to turn on and off.
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