Python user here
Posted Nov 14, 2009 0:08 UTC (Sat) by anselm
In reply to: Python user here
Parent article: Python moratorium and the future of 2.x
The fun thing is that Tcl/Tk got Unicode essentially nailed more than 10
years ago (in version 8.2, to be exact), and transparently at that. None
of those flag-day incompatibilities that seem to haunt the Python world.
In Tcl there is no notion of separate »byte strings« and »Unicode
strings«. Things just work. Most of the other languages that have been
around for about as long (e.g., Perl or Python) are still struggling.
People may not like the Tcl language a lot (it is a bit
of an acquired taste, to be sure) but much of the underlying
really very good indeed.
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