[Python-Dev] LC_NUMERIC and C libraries

Christian Reis kiko@async.com.br
Wed, 16 Jul 2003 11:44:32 -0300

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 06:44:21AM +0200, Martin v. L=F6wis wrote:
> Christian Reis <kiko@async.com.br> writes:
> > I've spoken briefly to Guido about this, and he's suggested python-de=
> > as the place to ask. I'd really like to know how bad "too much would
> > break" is, and if anybody contemplates a way to fix it [*]. I'd volun=
teer to
> > work on the change, of course.=20
> I added the special-casing of LC_NUMERIC when I found Python can't
> parse floating point literals in Python source code anymore, in such a
> locale (de_DE uses the same convention). This is triggered by atof(3)
> changing its meaning, inside compile.c:parsenumber.

Is there a good reason to prefer atof() over strtod(), if we already
have a locale-safe version of the latter?

Take care,
Christian Reis, Senior Engineer, Async Open Source, Brazil.
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