[Python-Dev] getting rid of ucnhash

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 21:46:37 -0500

> 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?

To me, both of these are irrelevant details of the Unicode
implementation. :-)   IOW, feel free to check it in.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)