email@example.com (Juergen Hermann) writes:
On Sat, 29 Jun 2002 13:02:13 +0200, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
does anyone have any real-life use cases? I've never been able to use it for anything, and cannot recall ever seeing it being used by anyone else...
We use it for BLOB support in our Python binding to our C++ binding to Oracle OCI. Oracle allows loading of limited ranges out of BLOBs, and the buffer interface perfectly fits into that.
But that's from C, right? I don't think anyone's suggested removing the C-level buffer interface.