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Author amaury.forgeotdarc
Recipients amaury.forgeotdarc, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2013-05-14.23:27:00
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python2.7 can't be compiled with --enable-unicode=no
Because of a crash in the re module. It's a regression from 2.7.3.

$ ./python -c 'import re; re.compile("([a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9_]+)\s*=\s*(.*)")'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/home/amauryfa/python/cpython2.7/Lib/", line 190, in compile
    return _compile(pattern, flags)
  File "/home/amauryfa/python/cpython2.7/Lib/", line 240, in _compile
    p = sre_compile.compile(pattern, flags)
  File "/home/amauryfa/python/cpython2.7/Lib/", line 533, in compile
    groupindex, indexgroup
RuntimeError: invalid SRE code

The cause is in sre.h: when Py_USING_UNICODE is false, SRE_CODE is defined as "unsigned long" instead of "unsigned short"!

When this is fixed, the following modules did not compile:
_io _json _sqlite3 _ssl _testcapi
Which modules are supposed to work without unicode?
Date User Action Args
2013-05-14 23:27:01amaury.forgeotdarcsetrecipients: + amaury.forgeotdarc, serhiy.storchaka
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2013-05-14 23:27:00amaury.forgeotdarclinkissue17979 messages
2013-05-14 23:27:00amaury.forgeotdarccreate