[Python-Dev] ICU

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Thu Dec 2 17:15:54 CET 2010

On Dec 1, 2010, at 11:45 PM, Alexander Belopolsky wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>> Oh, about ICU:
>>>> Actually, I remember you saying that locale should ideally be replaced
>>>> with a wrapper around the ICU library.
>>> By that, I stand - however, I have given up the hope that this will
>>> happen anytime soon.
>> Perhaps this could be made a GSOC topic.
> Incidentally, this may also address another Python's Achilles' heel:
> the timezone support.
> http://icu-project.org/download/icutzu.html

Does ICU do anything regarding timezones that datetime + pytz doesn't already do? Wouldn't it make more sense to integrate the already-existing-and-pythonic pytz into Python than to make a new wrapper based on ICU?


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