Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Mon Jul 16 11:48:16 EDT 2018

On Sunday 15 July 2018 16:09:21 Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 4:22 AM, James Lee <jlee54 at> 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.
> >
> > The smart thing would be for a language to have a switch of some
> > sort to turn on/off all I18N features.
> Earlier I cited an example of round-tripping from human to human via
> various web protocols. Here's an actual example of a Twitch stream
> title:
> 🌱【 Stardew Valley Fanart 】🌱*:・゚✧【 800 Subpoints = NEW EMOTE
> 】#devicat #anime #stardewvalley #fantasy
Ok, I'll bite. What font would be used to properly display the above?
> Citation: just went live with that
> title. This is a channel where rule #3 is that everyone should speak
> English. If "all I18N features" are disabled, would this title be
> disallowed? Several of those characters are not in Latin-1; one of
> them (occurring twice) isn't even in the BMP.
> ChrisA

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