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Pycharm Won't Do Long Underscore


Thanks for all your explanations, everyone. Hopefully, I'll know better next time I come across a similar case. Now, to try and understand the rest of Python...

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Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:28:52 PM
To: python-list at python.org <python-list at python.org>
Subject: Re: Pycharm Won't Do Long Underscore

On 2020-06-24 18:59, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 3:51 AM Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, 23 Jun 2020 20:49:36 +0000, Tony Kaloki <tkaloki at live.co.uk>
>> declaimed the following:
>>
>> >Alexander,
>> >                   Thank you so much! It worked! Thank you. One question: in your reply, are you saying that Python would have treated the two separate underscores the same way as a long  underscore i.e. it's a stylistic choice rather than a functional necessity?
>>
>>         There is no "long underscore" in the character set. If there were,
>> Python would not know what to do with it as it was created back when ASCII
>> and ISO-Latin-1 were the common character sets. (Interesting: Windows
>> Character Map utility calls the underscore character "low line").
>
> That's what Unicode calls it - charmap is probably using that name.
>
>>         Many word processors are configured to change sequences of hyphens:
>> - -- --- into - ? ? (hyphen, en-dash, em-dash)... But in this case, those
>> are each single characters in the character map (using Windows-Western,
>> similar to ISO-Latin-1): hyphen is x2D, en-dash is x96, em-dash is x97
>> (note that en-/em-dash are >127, hence would not be in pure ASCII)
>
> Hyphen is U+002D, en dash is U+2013, em dash is 2014. :)
>
Not quite. :-)

Hyphen is U+2010.

U+002D is hyphen-minus; it's does double-duty, for historical reasons.
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