Chris Barker wrote:
While /F suggested we get off the PIL bandwagon
I suggest we drop the obsession with pointers to memory areas that are supposed to have a specific format; modern data access API:s don't work that way for good reasons, so I don't see why Python should grow a standard based on that kind of model.
the "right solution" for things like this is an *API* that lets you do things like:
view = object.acquire_view(region, supported formats) ... access data in view ... view.release()
and, for advanced users
format = object.query_format(constraints)