[Python-Dev] Re: [I18n-sig] Changes to gettext.py for Python 2.3
Martin v. L÷wis
12 Apr 2003 12:34:05 +0200
Barry Warsaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I suppose we could cache the conversion to make the next lookup more
> efficient. Alternatively, if we always convert internally to Unicode we
> could encode on .gettext(). Then we could just pick One Way and do away
> with the coerce flag.
If you are concerned about efficiency, I guess there is no way to
avoid converting the file to Unicode on loading. I would then
encourage a change where this flag is available, but has an effect
only on performance, not on the behaviour.
Alternatively, you could subclass GNUTranslation.