[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Misc NEWS,1.826,1.827

Raymond Hettinger python@rcn.com
Thu, 24 Jul 2003 22:26:19 -0400

> + - Removed caching of TimeRE (and thus LocaleTime) in _strptime.py to
> +   fix a locale related bug in the test suite.  Although another patch
> +   was needed to actually fix the problem, the cache code was not
> +   restored.

FWIW, I would feel safer if the cache code were restored.
That code has been around for while and the one defect
is known.  In contrast, the "ripping it out" touched a lot
of code and has not been thoroughly reviewed.