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

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Nov 4 15:09:37 CET 2007

On Sat, Nov 03, 2007, Brett Cannon wrote:
> On 11/3/07, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
>> No, Python has no means to check for the buffer interface yet. You could
>> do isinstance(ob, (bytes, buffer)) but it wouldn't catch every object.
>> We could create a PyObject_CheckWriteBuffer() API function and expose
>> PyObject_CheckReadBuffer() and PyObject_CheckWriteBuffer() expose them.
>> Or we could abuse isinstance(ob, memoryview). Or an ABC?
> An ABC would be best.  I know there was a discussion about what the
> best name would be for such an ABC but I don't remember the conclusion
> reached.

Guido said ByteSequence for the bytes, so MutableByteSequence?
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