Some information about locale (was Re: [Python-Dev] repr vs. str and locales again)

Fredrik Lundh Fredrik Lundh" <
Tue, 23 May 2000 18:04:38 +0200

> Which is why I find Fredrik's attitude unproductive.

given that locale support isn't included if you make a default build,
I don't think deprecating it would hurt that many people...

but that's me; when designing libraries, I've always strived to find
the *minimal* set of functions (and code) that makes it possible for
a programmer to do her job well.  I'm especially wary of blind alleys
(sure, you can use locale, but that'll only take you this far, and you
have to start all over if you want to do it right).

btw, talking about productivity, go check out the case sensitivity
threads on comp.lang.python.  imagine if all those people hammered
away on the 1.6 alpha instead...

> And where's the SRE release?

at the usual place:

still one showstopper left, which is why I haven't made the long-
awaited public "now it's finished, dammit" announcement yet.  but
it shouldn't be that far away.