Re: [Json] Complete section 3 proposal

John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> Wed, 19 June 2013 13:57 UTC

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Paul Hoffman scripsit:

> > They are all in the ASCII subset of Unicode.
> 
> The "ASCII subset of Unicode" is not well-defined, and for bonus
> confusion, includes U+0000.

Of course it does.  ASCII = ECMA-6 = ISO 646:1991 is, as it proclaims, a
set of 128 characters.  Where's the lack of well-definition?

Or as Irving Berlin didn't quite write:

    There's no ASCII but US-ASCII,
    The only ASCII, I know;
    Everything about it is US-based,
    Everything about it's seven-bit.
    You do that X-three-dot-four wheeler-dealing,
    When you're feeling
    Retro-fit.

    There's no ASCII but US-ASCII,
    It's Unicode's first half-row;
    Though it is a turkey that we know must die,
    While systems chop off the bits that are high,
    It is the only charset that will always fly,
    ASCII, backward we go,
    ASCII, on with the show!

-- 
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