Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Jul 16 12:31:14 EDT 2018

On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:38:41 -0700, Jim Lee wrote:

> As I said, there are programming situations where the programmer only
> needs to deal with a single language - his own.

This might come as a shock to you, but just because Python's native 
string type supports (for example) the Devanagari alphabet, that doesn't 
mean you are forced to use it in your code or application.

# Look ma, not a single Cyrillic or Greek or Tagalog letter in sight!
label = "something interesting"

Don't worry, the UN Language Police aren't going to force you at gunpoint 
to label your output in Khmer, Hiragana and Gujarati if you don't want to.

Steven D'Aprano
"Ever since I learned about confirmation bias, I've been seeing
it everywhere." -- Jon Ronson

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