[Python-3000] string module trimming

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Tue Apr 17 22:12:10 CEST 2007

Neal Norwitz schrieb:
> I don't have any plans, just considering options.  Move them
> somewhere?  Perhaps, trim the ones that are unused.  In a unicode
> world, I'm not sure how much some of these make sense.  letters stands
> out more than others.  I don't know enough about unicode to know if
> digits or whitespace can be diff.

What do you think about replacing the definitions by information from
the unicode character properties database. The information are available
somewhere in Python:


\w ... With LOCALE, it will match the set [0-9_] plus whatever
characters are defined as alphanumeric for the current locale. If
UNICODE is set, this will match the characters [0-9_] plus whatever is
classified as alphanumeric in the Unicode character properties database.


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