[spambayes-dev] RE: [Python-Dev] RE: [Spambayes] Question (or
possibly a bug report)
tim.one at comcast.net
Fri Jul 25 00:25:25 EDT 2003
>> It would be better if Python didn't use locale-dependent
>> string<->float conversions internally, but that's just not
>> the case (yet).
> Is this likely to become the case? (In 2.4, for example?)
I think so, and maybe before that. Not in 2.3 final, but maybe in 2.3.1 --
numeric locale problems can be catastrophic to Python programmers, so I'm
comfortable arguing the case for calling it a bugfix. Whether it happens
depends on who's willing and able to do the work, of course. There's a
patch pending on a Python tracker to do it, but that uses a pile of code
borrowed from glibc, and that's got problems of its own.
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