2010/12/2 Guido van Rossum email@example.com:
On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Alexander Belopolsky firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
Oh, about ICU:
Actually, I remember you saying that locale should ideally be replaced with a wrapper around the ICU library.
By that, I stand - however, I have given up the hope that this will happen anytime soon.
Perhaps this could be made a GSOC topic.
Incidentally, this may also address another Python's Achilles' heel: the timezone support.
I work with people who speak highly of ICU, so I want to encourage work in this area.
At the same time, I'm skeptical -- IIRC, ICU is a large amount of C++ code. I don't know how easy it will be to integrate this into our build processes for various platforms, nor how "Pythonic" the resulting APIs will look to the experienced Python user.
There's a nice C-API.