Bug: string.letters

Bug: string.letters
Hallo.

When importing string in python, “letters” are defined as follows:

import string

string.letters

‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ’

… whereas when importing matplotlib, the order of “letters” seems to be changed:

import matplotlib

string.letters

‘ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’

Would be grateful for a comment.

Philipp

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Enssle Carl Philipp wrote:


Hallo.
When importing string in python, "letters" are defined as follows:
import string
string.letters

'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'
... whereas when importing matplotlib, the order of "letters" seems to be changed:
import matplotlib
string.letters


'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
Would be grateful for a comment.
Philipp

Hello Philipp,

I’m not able to replicate the behavior you describe.

import sys

sys.version

‘2.6.4 (r264:75708, Oct 26 2009, 08:23:19) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]’

import matplotlib

matplotlib.version

‘0.99.1’

import string

string.letters

‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ’

– jv

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I'm seeing this here too:

In [1]: import string

In [2]: string.letters
Out[2]: 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'

In [3]: import matplotlib

In [4]: string.letters
Out[4]: 'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'

That's just bizarre. This is on 0.99.1.1 on OpenSUSE 11.2

Ryan

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On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Enssle Carl Philipp <carl-philipp.enssle@...466...> wrote:

Hallo.

When importing string in python, "letters" are defined as follows:

import string
string.letters

'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'

… whereas when importing matplotlib, the order of "letters" seems to be
changed:

import matplotlib
string.letters

'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'

Would be grateful for a comment.

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Ryan May
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma

Enssle Carl Philipp wrote:

Hallo.

When importing string in python, "letters" are defined as follows:

>>> import string
>>> string.letters
'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'

… whereas when importing matplotlib, the order of "letters" seems to be changed:

>>> import matplotlib
>>> string.letters
'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'

Would be grateful for a comment.

Bizarre! I can reproduce it with python 2.6 (ubuntu 9.10) and mpl from svn. I have done a little grepping and other exploration, but have completely failed to find where this change is occurring.

Eric

cbook imports locale -- may be implicated:

string.letters¶
    The concatenation of the strings lowercase and uppercase described
below. The specific value is locale-dependent, and will be updated
when locale.setlocale() is called.

See if simply importing locale first has the same effect.

JDH

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On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Eric Firing <efiring@...202...> wrote:

Bizarre! I can reproduce it with python 2.6 (ubuntu 9.10) and mpl from
svn. I have done a little grepping and other exploration, but have
completely failed to find where this change is occurring.

Bizarre! I can reproduce it with python 2.6 (ubuntu 9.10) and mpl from
svn. I have done a little grepping and other exploration, but have
completely failed to find where this change is occurring.

cbook imports locale -- may be implicated:

string.letters¶
   The concatenation of the strings lowercase and uppercase described
below. The specific value is locale-dependent, and will be updated
when locale.setlocale() is called.

See if simply importing locale first has the same effect.

It seems to be an interaction between numpy and locale. I can reproduce the problem with:

import locale
import numpy as np

preferredencoding = locale.getpreferredencoding()

import string
print string.letters

The bug disappears after removing the numpy import.

-Tony

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On Mar 9, 2010, at 1:22 PM, John Hunter wrote:

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Eric Firing <efiring@...202...> wrote:

John Hunter wrote:

Bizarre! I can reproduce it with python 2.6 (ubuntu 9.10) and mpl from
svn. I have done a little grepping and other exploration, but have
completely failed to find where this change is occurring.

cbook imports locale -- may be implicated:

string.letters¶
    The concatenation of the strings lowercase and uppercase described
below. The specific value is locale-dependent, and will be updated
when locale.setlocale() is called.

See if simply importing locale first has the same effect.

No effect here.

Eric

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On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Eric Firing <efiring@...202...> wrote:

JDH

Tony S Yu wrote:

Bizarre! I can reproduce it with python 2.6 (ubuntu 9.10) and mpl from
svn. I have done a little grepping and other exploration, but have
completely failed to find where this change is occurring.

cbook imports locale -- may be implicated:

string.letters¶
   The concatenation of the strings lowercase and uppercase described
below. The specific value is locale-dependent, and will be updated
when locale.setlocale() is called.

See if simply importing locale first has the same effect.

It seems to be an interaction between numpy and locale. I can reproduce the problem with:

import locale
import numpy as np

preferredencoding = locale.getpreferredencoding()

cbook also calls locale.getpreferredencoding() when it is imported.

Eric

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On Mar 9, 2010, at 1:22 PM, John Hunter wrote:

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Eric Firing <efiring@...202...> wrote:

import string
print string.letters

The bug disappears after removing the numpy import.

-Tony

Eric Firing wrote:

Tony S Yu wrote:

Bizarre! I can reproduce it with python 2.6 (ubuntu 9.10) and mpl from
svn. I have done a little grepping and other exploration, but have
completely failed to find where this change is occurring.

cbook imports locale -- may be implicated:

string.letters¶
   The concatenation of the strings lowercase and uppercase described
below. The specific value is locale-dependent, and will be updated
when locale.setlocale() is called.

See if simply importing locale first has the same effect.

It seems to be an interaction between numpy and locale. I can reproduce the problem with:

import locale
import numpy as np
preferredencoding = locale.getpreferredencoding()

cbook also calls locale.getpreferredencoding() when it is imported.

Confirmation:

In [1]:import string

In [2]:string.letters
Out[2]:'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'

In [3]:import locale

In [4]:locale.getpreferredencoding ()
Out[4]:'UTF-8'

In [5]:string.letters
Out[5]:'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'

The lesson seems to be that the only proper use for string.letters is for testing membership, in which case the order does not matter.

Eric

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On Mar 9, 2010, at 1:22 PM, John Hunter wrote:

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Eric Firing <efiring@...202...> wrote:

Eric

import string
print string.letters

The bug disappears after removing the numpy import.

-Tony

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Eric Firing wrote:

Tony S Yu wrote:

Bizarre! I can reproduce it with python 2.6 (ubuntu 9.10) and mpl from
svn. I have done a little grepping and other exploration, but have
completely failed to find where this change is occurring.

cbook imports locale -- may be implicated:

string.letters¶
    The concatenation of the strings lowercase and uppercase described
below. The specific value is locale-dependent, and will be updated
when locale.setlocale() is called.

See if simply importing locale first has the same effect.

It seems to be an interaction between numpy and locale. I can reproduce the problem with:

import locale
import numpy as np
preferredencoding = locale.getpreferredencoding()

cbook also calls locale.getpreferredencoding() when it is imported.

Confirmation:

In [1]:import string

In [2]:string.letters
Out[2]:'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'

In [3]:import locale

In [4]:locale.getpreferredencoding ()
Out[4]:'UTF-8'

In [5]:string.letters
Out[5]:'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'

PyGTK calls locale.setlocale() and thus may be affecting string.letters.

> The lesson seems to be that the only proper use for string.letters is
> for testing membership, in which case the order does not matter.

Yes.

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On 2010-03-09 12:37 PM, Eric Firing wrote:

On Mar 9, 2010, at 1:22 PM, John Hunter wrote:

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Eric Firing<efiring@...202...> wrote:

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