Unicode [was Re: Cult-like behaviour]

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 20:17:43 EDT 2018

On 16/07/18 21:16, Rhodri James wrote:
> On 16/07/18 20:58, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> On 7/16/2018 1:27 PM, Jim Lee wrote:
>>> 90% of the world *is* "beneath my notice" when it comes to 
>>> programming for myself.   I really don't care if that's not PC enough 
>>> for you.
>>> Had you actually read my words with *intent* rather than *reaction*, 
>>> you would notice that I suggested the *option* of turning off 
>>> Unicode.  I didn't say get *rid* of Unicode.  I didn't say make it 
>>> *harder* to use Unicode.  Once again - reaction rather than reading.
>>> Obviously, the most vocal representatives of the Python community are 
>>> too sensitive about their language to enable rational discussion.
>> My empirical observation is that the more abrasive posters get 
>> rewarded with more response, while my attempts to engage in rational 
>> discussion, without ad hominems, gets less.
> I wouldn't disagree with you.  Fortunately Jim has pulled the "storming 
> off in a huff rather than answer a question anyone actually asked" 
> defence, so we can go back to debating about important things like how 
> to spell assignment expressions.
> Oh wait... :-)

Cheeky :)

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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