[Python-Dev] Re: String module
Thu, 30 May 2002 09:06:40 -0400
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> strop.letters etc. are fixed when locale.setconv(LC_CTYPE, ...) is
> used. string.letters etc. are *also* fixed, but if string hasn't been
> imported yet when the locale is set, string gets the properly
> localized versions from strop (which does the right thing upon
> initialization to reflect the locale). This mechanism would have to
> be copied into string.py somehow.
Michael also schooled me on this. I made a comment on Thomas Heller's
patch http://python.org/sf/561832 to indicate this info. His patch
adds letters, digits, etc. but not maketrans().