[Python-Dev] ICU

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Dec 2 18:03:57 CET 2010

2010/12/2 Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:
> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Alexander Belopolsky
> <alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> 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
> I work with people who speak highly of ICU, so I want to encourage
> work in this area.
> At the same time, I'm skeptical -- IIRC, ICU is a large amount of C++
> code. I don't know how easy it will be to integrate this into our
> build processes for various platforms, nor how "Pythonic" the
> resulting APIs will look to the experienced Python user.

There's a nice C-API.


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