- Removed caching of TimeRE (and thus LocaleTime) in _strptime.py to
- fix a locale related bug in the test suite. Although another patch
- was needed to actually fix the problem, the cache code was not
FWIW, I would feel safer if the cache code were restored. That code has been around for while and the one defect is known. In contrast, the "ripping it out" touched a lot of code and has not been thoroughly reviewed.