[Python-Dev] getting rid of ucnhash

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@effbot.org
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 19:03:42 +0100

It's probably just me, but the names of the two unicode
modules tend to irritate me:

> ls u*.pyd
ucnhash.pyd      unicodedata.pyd

(the former contains names, the latter data)

I've been meaning to rename the former, but I just realized
that it might be better to get rid of it completely, and move
its functionality into the unicodedata module.

The result is a single 200k unicodedata module, which con-
tains the name database as well as two new functions:

    name(character [, default]) => map unicode
    character to name.  if the name doesn't exist,
    return the default object, or raise ValueError.

    lookup(name) => unicode character
    (or raise KeyError if it doesn't exist)

Should I check it in now, change the names/semantics and check
it in, or post it to sourceforge?

Cheers /F