Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on March 01, 2007 07:02 AM
Python has had native Unicode handling since... what, 2001?
Having to deal with more than my share of PHP locale issues (and a million of other issues), it's more and more a relief to use a properly maintained alternative scripting language. PHP has become the VB of this decade: a poor language which gives you enough rope to hang yourself, used by too many ignorant "programmer"-hacks.
Then again, I'm currently working on a project to rewrite a messy unreliable unmaintainable PHP-tool into Python. Those hacks are partly responsible that I'm being paid, so I shouldn't whine...