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Author xdegaye
Recipients martin.panter, xdegaye
Date 2017-11-08.14:16:57
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PEP 538 is implemented now in the master branch.

Closing this issue as out of date for the following reasons:

a) PR 4334 adds locale coercion for Android to the implementation of PEP 538 (and test_nonascii succeeds with this PR).

b) With the current implementation of PEP 538 and without PR 4334 (thus lacking locale coercion on Android), test_nonascii also does not fail on Android.

Because of b) the reason that test_nonascii was failing is not a problem of environment variables since locale coercion is missing.
The readline library does indeed look up the "LANG" and "LC_ALL" locale environment variables first and if one is set the library uses it to set LC_CTYPE [1]. But when none of these environment variables is found, then readline gets the locale by calling setlocale (LC_CTYPE, (char *)NULL). In the current implementation of PEP 538 test_nonascii succeeds now in b) because setlocale(LC_ALL, "C.UTF-8") is called now by Python upon starting up when __ANDROID__ is defined.

[1] search for _rl_init_eightbit () and _rl_get_locale_var in
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