[issue5127] Use Py_UCS4 instead of Py_UNICODE in unicodectype.c

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jul 9 01:34:24 CEST 2010

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc <amauryfa at gmail.com> added the comment:

> Could you explain what this bit is about ?
> +#if defined(Py_UNICODE_WIDE) && defined(WANT_WCTYPE_FUNCTIONS)

On Windows at least, HAVE_USABLE_WCHAR_T is True, this means that Py_Unicode can be converted to wchar_t.  But now that Py_UNICODE_ISSPACE() takes Py_UCS4, it cannot be converted to wchar_t anymore.

Now that the unicode database functions claim to use Py_UCS4, the functions of wctypes.h are usable only if they also support Py_UCS4.

OTOH the symbol WANT_WCTYPE_FUNCTIONS is defined only if ./configure is called with --with-wctype-functions, I don't expect it to be common.
BTW, the comment says that "This reduces the interpreter's code size".  I don't really agree, these functions are two-liners.


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