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From: Philip Guenther (guenthergmail.com)
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 21:40:09 CDT
On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Matthew Szudzik
> On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 11:33:23AM -0700, Philip Guenther wrote:
>> experience by using LC_ALL=C. Oops, never mind, OpenBSD hasn't
>> actually implemented "plain ASCII only" for years.
> The fact that OpenBSD doesn't implement "plain ASCII only" doesn't mean
> that it shouldn't. ;)
Uh huh, because supporting the needs of developers and users is wrong.
> And by the way, the Turing quote is from the paper in which he first
> proposed the idea of a mechanical computer. He argued that it is
> sufficient for a computer to have a finite character set where each
> character can be distinguished at a glance.
You're saying that a side-comment in the original Turing machine
thought experiment is an argument against character sets with similar