Re: ? Reasonable to propose stability policy on numeric type = decimal

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jul 24 2010 - 18:25:56 CDT

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    On 24 Jul 2010, at 23:00, Bill Poser wrote:

    > On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Michael Everson <> wrote:
    >> Digits can be scattered randomly about the code space and it wouldn't make any difference.
    > Having written a library for performing conversions between Unicode strings and numbers, I disagree.

    You can, but in principle it remains true.

    > It may well be that adopting such a policy is not realistic, but there would be advantages to it if were.

    The current policy does not always have ones at one or eights at eight, and for practical reasons, it would be foolish to try to adopt a policy at odds with common sense and practical code-position assignment.

    Michael Everson *

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