[I18n-sig] Terminology gap

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@beopen.com
Tue, 5 Sep 2000 15:00:27 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "AR" == Andy Robinson <andy@reportlab.com> writes:

    AR> I agree with MAL.  "string" should refer to an interface;
    AR> people doing i18n stuff could then write their own ones in
    AR> future if needed.  I cannot get at CVS this week, but I think
    AR> we actually checked in a UserString class into the standard
    AR> library in order to clearly define the interface for
    AR> string-like objects.

The answer to that is yes, UserString.py is in the standard
distribution.  It actually defines UserString class, with the basic
interface, and MutableString class which will mutate in place but
can't be used as a dictionary key.