[Python-Dev] LC_NUMERIC and C libraries

Christian Reis kiko@async.com.br
Sun, 20 Jul 2003 15:43:30 -0300

On Sun, Jul 20, 2003 at 02:29:26PM -0400, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-07-15 at 18:24, Christian Reis wrote:
> > I've spoken briefly to Guido about this, and he's suggested python-dev
> > 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 volunteer to
> > work on the change, of course. 
> > 
> > [1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=114132
> > [2] http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/embedding-locale.html
> > 
> > [*] Havoc Pennington, from the GTK+ team, has offered a
> > LC_NUMERIC-agnostic strtod() implementation, but I get the feeling this
> > is more involved than just that.
> Can we perhaps have a PEP for the 2.4 timeframe?

Sure, if I can find time to write it. 

What we'd *really* appreciate are objective comments on the submission
and code, to know if this approach is an acceptable one or not. I
understand that evaluating it might require a bit more of the rationale
and impact (which is where a PEP fits in); however, for first-time
contributors, a bit of hinting and nudging is what we were hoping for.

(I'm going to blame it all on the 2.3 release effort!)

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