[New-bugs-announce] [issue1866] const arg for PyInt_FromString

phil report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jan 18 19:46:10 CET 2008

New submission from phil:

In PyInt_FromString(), please change the type of the first
arg from char * to const char *.  That is, of course, if
the function indeed does not write to the string.  (I took
a quick look at the code; it doesn't appear to.)

If the function does modify the string, it should be

I'm getting a compiler error in some C++ code when I
use a std::string::c_str() as the arg.  Of course, I could
cast away the const, but paranoid as I am, I'd like
reassurance that I can do so with impunity.  :-)

components: Extension Modules
messages: 60108
nosy: philipdumont
severity: minor
status: open
title: const arg for PyInt_FromString
type: rfe
versions: Python 2.5

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