[Python-Dev] Re: String module

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 30 May 2002 08:10:46 -0400

> > > > I think all of the unicode methods should be added to 8-bit strings,
> > > > even if they are just aliases for others (what's title case applied to
> > > > Latin-1?  I suppose same as upper case?).
> > > 
> > > So those would be locale dependent? (the Unicode ones are not).
> > 
> > Yes.  isalpha() etc. for 8-bit strings are already locale dependent
> > aren't they?
> Yes, certainly. I'm just confirming, since this *is* a notable
> difference to Unicode strings.

Yes, but that's because locale-dependency is not a Unicode concept!

> > BTW, how about deprecating strop while we're at it?
> That seems acceptable to me, once string.py stops importing it.
> I wonder how much time after deprecating a builtin or extension module
> we should stop building it automatically in setup.py.

Me too.  There are probably still places like Greg Stein's original
import hack that import strop because they haven't been converted to
string methods.

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