Author tim.golden
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Date 2019-08-25.19:29:12
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Ok; so basically this doesn't work:

<code>
import locale
locale.setlocale(locale.LC_CTYPE, locale.getdefaultlocale())
</code>

It gives "locale.Error: unsupported locale setting" which comes from https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/Modules/_localemodule.c#L107

(For locale.getdefaultlocale() you could substitute locale.getlocale() or simply ("en_GB", "cp1252")). On my machine it raises that exception on Python 2.7.15, 3.6.6 and on master. 

Interestingly, none of the other tests in test_locale appear to exercise the 2-tuple 2nd param to setlocale. When you call setlocale and it returns the previous setting, it's a single string, eg "en_GB" etc. Passing that back in works. But when you call getlocale, it returns the 2-tuple, eg ("en_GB", "cp1252"). But all the other tests use the setlocale-returns-current trick for their setup/teardown.

I've quickly tested on 3.5 on Linux and the 2-tuple version works ok. I assume it's working on buildbots or we'd see the Turkish test failing every time. So is there something different about my C runtime, I wonder?
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