[Python-Dev] marshal (was:Buffer interface in abstract.c? )

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 02:13:55 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 10 Aug 1999, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> unicode objects do not implement the getcharbuffer slot.

This is Goodness. All righty.

> maybe the unicode class shouldn't implement the
> buffer interface at all?  sure looks like the best way

It is needed for fp.write(unicodeobj) ...

It is also very handy for C functions to deal with Unicode strings.

> to avoid trivial mistakes (the current behaviour of
> fp.write(unicodeobj) is even more serious than the
> marshal glitch...)

What's wrong with fp.write(unicodeobj)? It should write the unicode value
to the file. Are you suggesting that it will need to be done differently?

> or maybe the buffer design needs an overhaul?

Not that I know of. 


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/