[Python-3000] string module trimming

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Apr 19 00:34:06 CEST 2007

On 4/18/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Christian Heimes wrote:
> > What do you think about replacing the definitions by information from
> > the unicode character properties database.
> I'm not sure I like the idea of pulling a rather large
> database into the basic string module.

Agreed. Though most of the database is loaded as part of the unicode
string object anyway, to support isupper() etc.

> Also, even in a unicode world, it can be useful to
> deal just with ascii letters and digits, e.g. when
> processing a programming language.

Right, I like having ascii_letters etc. (though I don't care about
where it lives or this particular name -- only about the

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