[Numpy-discussion] Possible new multiplication operators for Python

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Tue Aug 19 07:47:06 CDT 2008


On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 04:28:55PM -0400, Alan G Isaac  wrote:
>>> That said, what kind of problems do you have in mind?
>
> Gael Varoquaux wrote:
>> wht I am most worried about is not being able to enter the
>> symbol, because I am in an editor I don't know, and the
>> symbol is not on my keyboard. This has happened to me more
>> than once with unicode.
>
> Well anyone who travels ends up dealing with strange
> keyboards, I suppose, but I would hate for the possibility
> that someone is in the odd situation of this happening
> while not having access to the net (and thus to Vim or emacs)
> dictate the decision on this.  That would just not be
> very forward looking, especially when one can *in this
> case* always use ``dot`` instead.

I absolutely agree with Gael here. Using anything besides lower (<128)
ascii is imho not wise.

Ondrej


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