[docs] [issue16518] add "buffer protocol" to glossary
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Fri Nov 23 21:58:44 CET 2012
Antoine Pitrou added the comment:
> I wouldn't use "bytes-like object". One can certainly argue that *memoryview*
> should be bytes-like as a matter of preference, but the buffer protocol
> specifies strongly (or even statically) typed multi-dimensional arrays.
> PEP-3118 Py_buffer structs are essentially how NumPy works internally.
Well, we should still write a Python documentation, not a NumPy
documentation (on this tracker anyway). Outside of NumPy, there's little
use for multi-dimensional objects.
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