[Python-Dev] Re: g_ascii_strtod/snprintf and Python

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Thu Aug 14 07:28:48 EDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-08-14 at 04:14, Christian Reis wrote:
> Hello Alex,
>     how's it going? I'm assuming Johan has talked to you about this
> issue we're pursuing on python-dev to make Python LC_NUMERIC-safe (if
> not, the PEP I wrote is attached, and it has details and a number of
> references). 
> Basically, we're changing Python to stop depending on having the C
> locale set for the LC_NUMERIC category -- the parser and Int/Float and
> String objects currently rely on glibc versions of strtod/atof and
> snprintf, and this is a problem specifically for C extensions that link
> to python in runtime (which depend on LC_NUMERIC being set correctly to
> be able to localize correctly).
> Gustavo Carneiro started work on a patch to implement this a while back.
> We'd really like to use (and his prototype patch indeed does) the
> LC_NUMERIC-safe versions that you wrote for glib, but python-dev has
> been clear that they really need the original author to contribute the
> code (and sign the PSF license). So I'm writing to ask if you'd be kind
> enough to help us out and comply with the steps required to contribute
> the code.

Sure, no problems.

> Basically (AFAICT, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong) this
> means checking out
>     http://www.python.org/psf/psf-contributor-agreement.html
> and filling out the Python Contributor Agreement, and mailing it in to
> the PSF. This would allow you to check in the code in question (at which
> point we would be a lot closer to having this fixed for good.)

Which form do I need to fill out? "Proposed Contributor Agreement" seems
a bit much. I don't need a cvs account. Maybe "Proposed Contibution
Licensing Agreement"?

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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