New submission from Benjamin Peterson <benja...@python.org>: Both Objects/unicodeobject.c and Modules/unicodedatamodule.c rely on large generated databases (Objects/unicodetype_db.h, Modules/unicodename_db.h, Modules/unicodedata_db.h). This separation made sense in Python 2 where Unicode was less of an important part of the language than Python3-recall Python 2's configure script has --without-unicode!. However, in Python 3, Unicode is a core language concept and literally baked into the syntax of the language. I therefore propose moving all of unicodedata's tables and algorithms into the interpreter core proper and converting Modules/unicodedata.c into a facade. This will remove awkward maneuvers like ast.c importing unicodedata in order to perform normalization. Having unicodedata readily accessible to the str type would also permit higher a fidelity unicode implementation. For example, implementing language-tailored str.lower() requires having canonical combining class of a character available. This data lives only in unicodedata currently.
---------- components: Unicode messages: 311634 nosy: benjamin.peterson, ezio.melotti, vstinner priority: normal severity: normal stage: needs patch status: open title: merge the underlying data stores of unicodedata and the str type type: enhancement versions: Python 3.8 _______________________________________ Python tracker <rep...@bugs.python.org> <https://bugs.python.org/issue32771> _______________________________________ _______________________________________________ Python-bugs-list mailing list Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-bugs-list/archive%40mail-archive.com