[Python-Dev] Backporting PEP 3101 to 2.6

Eric Smith eric+python-dev at trueblade.com
Sun Feb 17 03:36:53 CET 2008

André Malo wrote:

> I guess, a clean and complete solution (besides re-implementing the whole 
> thing) would be to resolve each single format character with strftime, 
> decode according to the locale and re-assemble the result string piece by 
> piece. Doh!

That's along the lines of what I was thinking.  strftime already does 
some of this to support %[zZ].

But now that I look at time.strftime in py3k, it's converting the entire 
unicode string to a char string with PyUnicode_AsString, then converting 
back with PyUnicode_Decode.

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