"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
email@example.com (Barry A. Warsaw) writes:
Which actually touches on something I wanted to bring up. Why don't we include the Japanese codecs with Python? Is it just a size issue?
I think Guido's original concern was about the size (apart from the fact that they were not available before).
My concern is also correctness and efficiency. Most current systems provide high-performance well-tested codecs, since they need those frequently. It is a waste of resources not to make use of these codecs. The counter-argument, of course, is that you cannot always rely on these codecs being available (apart from the fact that you need wrappers around the platform API).
Which wrapper APIs do we currently have which could actually be made part of the Python core ?
Aside: while it's true that we could use those, the Unicode implementation has shown that rolling our own has worked out quite well too.
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