[Python-Dev] Re: other "magic strings" issues

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Nov 11 12:13:19 EST 2003

> The locale module has some things in this direction -- strxfrm and
> strcoll, maybe? -- but I don't know what they do with unicode & doubt
> they even exist on OS X.

IMO, locale and Unicode shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence.
At least the part of the locale that defines properties of characters
is subsumed in Unicode in a way that doesn't require you to specify
the locale.  (Of course the locale is still important in defining
things like conventions for formatting numbers and dates.)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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