[Python-Dev] String module
Guido van Rossum
Thu, 30 May 2002 14:35:26 -0400
> > OK. Nothing needs to be done to vary them by locale as long as you
> > use the isxxx macros from <ctype.h>. I think all that's needed is to
> > add the missing ones.
> It's not that hard once you know what to do.
> See www.python.org/sf/562501
Thanks! But now we have a diverging set of isxxx methods for 8-bit
strings and Unicode. I really don't know what the equivalent of these
(ispunct, iscntrl, isgraph, isprint) is in Unicode -- maybe MAL or MvL
know? Unicode also has a wider definition of digits; do we want to
extend isxdigit() for that? (Probably not, but I'm not sure.)
Someone commented that isxdigit is a poor name. OTOH it's what C
uses. I'm not sure what to say.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)