[Python-Dev] mmap

David Beazley beazley at cs.uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 16 22:13:42 CEST 1999

Fredrik Lundh writes:
> > > and in Python, any decent extension writer should write
> > > code that works with arbitrary file objects, right?   "if it
> > > cannot deal with StringIO objects, it's broken"...
> > 
> > I disagree.  Given that a lot of people use Python as a glue language
> > for interfacing with legacy codes, it is unacceptable for extensions
> > to be forced to use some sort of funky non-standard I/O abstraction.
> oh, you're right, of course.  should have added that extra smiley
> to that last line.  cut and paste from this mail if necessary: ;-)

Good.  You had me worried there for a second :-).
> yup.  I suspect some legacy code may have a hard time running
> under CE et al.  but of course, with a little macro trickery, no-
> thing stops you from recompiling such code so it uses Python's
> new "abstract file...  okay, okay, I'll stop now ;-)

Macro trickery?  Oh yes, we could use that too... (one can never
have too much macro trickery if you ask me :-)



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