[Python-3000] need help fixing broken tests in py3k-pep3137 branch

Jim Jewett jimjjewett at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 00:51:41 CET 2007

On 11/3/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On 11/3/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> > Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > > We could use a better term than
> > > buffer-API-supporting object though!

> > Especially if you're also going to be using the term
> > 'buffer' for a particular Python type. That seems like
> > a recipe for confusion to me.

So don't do that.

> I'd love a better term. It seems we could use several new names:

> 1. a new name for what PEP 3137 calls buffer


> 2. a new name for the union of bytes and buffer (*)


> 3. a new name for all types  supporting the "buffer API"



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