[Python-Dev] beta1 coming real soon

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jun 12 18:42:57 CEST 2006

Walter Dörwald wrote:
>>> The best way to throughly test the patch is of course to check it in. ;)
>> Is it too risky? ;)
> At least I'd like to get a second review of the patch.

I've reviewed it, and am likely to check it in. I notice that the
patch still has problems. In particular, it is limited to "DBCS"
(and SBCS) character sets in the strict sense; general "MBCS"
character sets are not supported. There are a few of these, most
notably the ISO-2022 ones, UTF-8, and GB18030 (can't be bothered
to look up the code page numbers for them right now).

What I don't know is whether any Windows locale uses a "true"
MBCS character set as its "ANSI" code page.

The approach taken in the patch could be extended to GB18030 and
UTF-8 in principle, but can't possibly work for ISO-2022.


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