[Python-3000] Lines breaking
alexandre at peadrop.com
Tue May 29 01:49:33 CEST 2007
On 5/28/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> Can you or someone supply a patch? Put it in the SourceForge patch
> manager and post here.
I can't promise anything, since I am quite busy my SoC project, but I
could try to supply a patch, if you and the other developers are in
favor for the change. A few other methods would need to be changed too
to conform fully to the standard -- I am thinking especially of the
file methods readline/readlines. So, the change should probably be
documented in a PEP.
> OTOH I don't believe that's how 2.x implements these methods, and
> AFAIK nobody's complained. Is in necessary to change? At the very
> least I'd be opposed if it changed the behavior of splitting
> ASCII-only text.
The change would extend the line breaking behavior to three other
NEL "Next Line" 85
VT "Vertical Tab" 0B
FF "Form Feed" 0C
Of course, it is not really necessary to change, but I think full
conformance to the standard  could give Python better support of
multilingual texts. However, full conformance would require a good
amount of work. So, it is true that it is probably better to postpone
it until someone complaint.
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