Unicode [was Re: Cult-like behaviour]
tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Jul 16 15:52:07 EDT 2018
On 7/16/2018 1:13 PM, Jim Lee wrote:
> I just think that a language should allow one to bypass Unicode handling
> easily *when it's not needed*.
Both for patching IDLE and for my currently private work, I usually only
use Ascii, and no unicode escapes. When I do, it does not matter
whether editor and python internally use ascii unicode or ascii bytes.
So I don't understand 'bypass Unicode handling'.
When I do want to use other characters, whether to test IDLE or just for
fun, Python 3 in much nicer. Since I have not bothered to learn ann
non-Englich Windows Input Methods, I just use \unnnn or, for non-BMP
chars, \U000nnnnn escapes. I don't need a 'u' prefix or unicode(s,
encoding=???) conversion. Thus, I was able to expand IDLE's font sample
of the font selection dialog tab from 40 ascii chars to this.
*You* may not care about the non-Ascii parts, but people who use other
So I don't understand why you are bothered by having the option of
easily using other characters if you want to, or if external
circumstances were to compel you. I love it.
Terry Jan Reedy
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